*Sitting Pose**Deep breath* in with the good out with the bad...
"Mommy, the water isn't touching my toes!"
*Forward Lunge**Stress levels rise* "There is plenty of water in the bathtub. Just wash your hair."
*Garuda Mudra* Activate blood flow, increase circulation, listen to my breath, calm beating heart.
"Mommy, I need you to come in here!"
*Ignores**Downward Facing Dog*
"Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy..."
*Warrior One**Stress levels rise to twice what they were before starting yoga* Just keep breathing. Maintain relaxation and focus.
"Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy..."
*Pauses DVD* *Walks into bathroom*
"What do you need?"
*Son looks up and thinks for a second* "Are you exercising?"
*Deep breath* in with the good out with the bad...
Sometimes keeping balance in my life can be tough. I feel an urgency to finish my books, acquire an agent and get published. But I know from experience I am better off when I take the time to do the other things that are important, like exercising, taking care of my family, reading and giving service. In the end I believe I accomplish more than I would if I just ignored everything and wrote all day long. Yoga is just one of those things that helps me find that balance. Some days are just more "balancing" than others.
What do you do to keep your writing life in balance with everything else?