On or Off?

CalmUp® photo of yoga mat

THIS MORNING I was on my yoga mat. I enjoy doing yoga from the comfort of my living room. The challenge of a yoga video, however, is that there are no fellow yogis to motivate me to stay on the mat.

I was about halfway through my routine when I started thinking about some of the other things I could be doing. I silently told myself, Stay on the mat. I knew I could do it. The next pose was one of my favorites.

It’s so easy to be seduced away from the moment—so many important things to be done. I’m proud to share that I stuck it out. I stayed on the mat, and I feel great.

LAST WEEK I was on my yoga mat. I’m not a serious yogi—I maintain a flexible schedule. Believe me, I accept food offers over down dog.

I was about 15 minutes into the routine when I started thinking about sitting with my son who was watching The Big Bang Theory in the other room. I silently told myself, Stay on the mat. Nah, I’d rather chill out with my boy.

It’s so easy to let your routines keep you from the most valued things in your life. I’m proud to share that I got off the mat, and I had fun laughing with my kid.

IT’S ABOUT YOU:

  1. What are the top 3 things that you value in your life?
  2. How does the way you live your life convey your values?
  3. When was the last time you “got off your mat” and what did you do instead?


Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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