Tuesday, December 29, 2009

No resolutions? Impossible!

As the end of 2009 draws near, who can resist making resolutions?

I have a lot of resolutions in my head, just like everyone else, but honestly, if I reach any of them, it will be through slow, almost imperceptible changes. I am not aiming for anything earth shattering. This is not to say that I would turn away earth shattering positive changes in my life. Of course I would embrace them with open arms. I'm just not an earth shattering changes kind of person. Perhaps it's because I must physically move with great care.

I would give a lot to be able to jump on my elliptical trainer every day or my stationary bike. I wouldn't even have to make resolutions to do it because I would have already begun years ago.

But I do have one resolution, if I can call it that: to breath every day. No, not the breathing that keeps me alive. Fortunately, I don't have to think about that and neither do you. My resolution--which I've already begun putting into action is to do 5 minutes of complete yoga breathing a day. Five minutes. Sounds like nothing. Maybe it is for you, but not for me.

So breath I will. Let's see where that takes me.

And for good measure, I'm adding one (no, two) more things: 1 minute of stationary biking a day, followed by 15 minutes of ice. My yoga teacher has forbade me from doing more than 1 minute for at least a month. Will I be up to 12 minutes by the end of the year? I don't know. As I sit typing this, my knee hurts already from yesterday's minute. But I'll try again.

So my recipe for 2010 is to start now and start very, very........ small.


  1. Those are great resolutions. Do-able and worthwhile.

  2. Yoga breathing sounds terrific. What a good idea for your 2010!

  3. Hi Wendy. Glad to hear you're going to carry on breathing in 2010!

    Seriously, I was an insomniac throughout my childhood until I discovered yoga breathing at age 16. Suddenly I could relax and that meant that I didn't worry anymore about lying awake in a tense state and could go to bed confident about being able to sleep. Made a huge difference.

    I recommend it to anyone who has trouble sleeping.

    Bearfriend xx