Below is an offering from Denise Mihalik from Sound Awakenings as an inspiration for your Day! ~ All the best, Rukmini
As much as I encourage and teach others to breathe, I often forget to do this myself when doing yard work. I get into a zone and just go, go, go until I can go no longer. A few days ago, this happened while trimming my hedges, one branch at a time, with a pruner. Exhausted, I fell out of the hedges, my arms bleeding from the branches, my hair full of twigs, my neck screaming from the awkward angle. Yoga. Yes. On the wet grass, I went into a supine twist. How good that felt! In the sun, following my breath, I fell asleep in that position. Some time later, I heard footsteps. Someone was close by. I heard ‘Oh my goodness, are you ok, are you ok?”. My cat nap now over, I realized that it looked like I had fallen from the sky, broken in a twist. “Yes”, I replied. “The hedges did me in and I fell asleep doing some stretches.” She seemed embarrassed. I saw her car parked out front, a complete stranger concerned for my well-being. “Thank you so much for your kindness,” I said as she quietly left.
My heart was warmed by her kindness and I was grateful to be reminded that there are many, many people doing good things. I have a bumper sticker that says,
“Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.“
Peace and Light,
Denise Mihalik is a Certified Sound Healing Practitioner, Voice Teacher, Yoga and YogaVoice® Instructor, Classical Singer, Kirtaniya, and Bhakti Yogi. Denise has been immersed in sound exploration since early childhood. The sounds of nature and the world of music have greatly influenced her life. She has been practicing yoga for the past 16 years and is a certified yoga and YogaVoice® Instructor.