Last week we took a little trip to Yosemite and Mono Lake. It is so strange to think that this is the last time that we might see these things (we are moving to Seattle in September, for those not in the know). Well, the last time we might see them for awhile at least.
Needless to say, it was a beautiful, relaxing, and memorable couple of days. We spent the time hiking, walking around the little town of Lee Vining, and making s'mores around the campfire. There's something about getting out of town that just makes time crawl. The unfamiliar experiences just make you have to slow down. Breathe. Enjoy. Be in the moment. Just like being on your yoga mat forces you to do these things, so does vacation. Yoga in action. I love it! Other ways yoga lessons found their way from my mat and into life:
- Drawing upon all those balancing poses to cross streams on rocks and fallen branches.
- Gathering up my courage to leap across creeks that I was pretty sure I could jump across. (I could!)
- Taking a few minutes to sit and listen to the sounds of nature, feel the cool breeze on my neck, and soak in the loveliness of the world.
Whether you have an epic road trip planned for this summer, or can only get away for a picnic in the park, see how in the moment you can be. Turn your phone off, go barefoot in the grass, and get in touch with the here and now.