Good morning everyone, hope all your weeks are starting out alright and that you had a nice weekend!! Okay so some of you might be a little confused about the title, why are we talking about Yoga!? Well I attempted it yesterday and kinda wanted to share on it, from trying it yesterday though i’m feeling some soreness this morning, are you meant to feel sore after doing yoga!? It’s been a while that’s why i’m asking……
Now originally I was going to write about it, but as I was writing the post, it kept getting longer and longer and so I ended up doing a video on it instead and after editing that video well…..it was still quite long, I had a lot to express on it I guess, originally it was 30 mins and that was because it was the untouched version, by editing it though, it came out to 24 mins and 33 secs. Now that’s still pretty long compared to what I would’ve wanted it to come out to, but I think it came out alright and I was pretty happy with it!!
I do try to keep my videos and posts from exceeding a certain amount of talkage time (I don’t think talkage is a word, but just go with it okay) but yeah I try to keep at a certain length when writing and recording, but I can’t seem to help myself when expressing and so that’s why it always ends up being quite longer than I anticipated……
Here’s a quick run down of the video, i’ll share what I had originally wrote down, but it’s probably going to be worded differently:
So after waking up pretty early yesterday, I did a 7 min mediation and than I decided to do a little yoga as well, now I probably should’ve started a little easy to warm myself up and get use to the stretches and all that, but I instead went for a 40 min yoga video focusing on bringing creativity out of you, now I know what you’re saying “40 mins isn’t that bad” very true, yes…..except
That 40 min video took me about 2 HOURS!! Yes 2 hours to get through, luckily it was still morning time and that I got up a little early today as well, i’m finding the earlier you get up the more the morning feels like it’s there for a while as well as the day, if that makes sense!?
So yeah that’s just a little peak on my Yoga attempt after not doing it for a while, there’s also some fun moments in there as well as other things expressed!! Now you know why it’s so long, had I written it instead, you’d be reading for hours, but if you want to take a look at my latest video, you can watch it here: Let’s Talk: Yoga (Patience, Breath Work ect….)
Also if you want to try out the yoga video I did, you can find it here: Awaken The Artist Within|Yoga With Adriene it’s a great workout, but you just gotta have patience with it as well as yourself, just do your best!!
In short……numbers!! Now you might be wondering why exactly i’ve decided to write upon this topic today, well i’ll ask you this, have you ever came across a number or a group of numbers even, a bit more frequently then normal!? If you answered yes in a suspicious kind of way, but still are wondering where exactly i’m going with this, well that’s normal,
When it comes to numerology or the knowledge of numbers, it’ll have you feeling that way, I know it can be a bit weird to see the same numbers over and over everywhere you go, but do not panic or worry, you see what you might not know is with numbers, they tend to have some significants to them and by some I mean quite a lot actually, why!?
That’s a good questions, tell me have you ever heard the saying that “Everything is connected!?” Well that’s because it is and numbers are a big part of that connection, it is even believed that each number in someway connects with what we all call the universe, the divine all the different terms that symbolizes what the universe actually is!!
The universe is quite questionable, I mean we still don’t really know how it really came to be, what caused it to be what it is, sure we know about the big bang and we know that everything in the universe formed from it, but we really don’t know why or how even and we may never really know that question, but we can create some kind of theory for it which is pretty fascinating when you think about it……but back to numbers,
Almost got myself lost thinking too hard on that science……
It is believed that numbers connect to the universe and that numbers are apart of our existence too, I know what you’re thinking, probably getting some weird looks or maybe, just maybe you’re actually intrigued by this thought process that is happening in my brain right now, if so that’s great, but if you’re thinking as a facial expression because you have no words for this right now, I have one question…..can it really be that far fetched!?
I mean we are partially made from stardust or at least have some kind of a good amount of space within us, so with that knowledge who says that numbers don’t also have some kind of involvement to our existence as well…….okay maybe I might be going overboard here, but at the same time we don’t really know, but numbers are pretty significant in our lives.
I’m sure we all have a favorite number or a specific kind of day that we want to remember, but have you ever really thought about why we love those numbers so much!? Why they’re even our favorites to begin with!? Have you cornered don’t I!? We all have some kind of connection with certain numbers that we see or encounter, we don’t always know why,
but we always become drawn to some of them, if you’re ever curious to why you maybe seeing certain numbers quite often, try looking into them, they may have some kind of a message for you and I know it sounds crazy, but really, if you’re ever thinking, wondering or are maybe concern about something, first stop and take a breath and when you do that…….
Look around, see if you notice anything, if you happen to see the same number more than once or even twice, just check the message with it, it might give you some insight to the answers you subconsciously thought about and hopefully whatever the message or answer you received, it gave you some kind of reassurance followed by a clear mind and breath of relief.
You might be wondering why today’s post is titled after todays date well, let’s just say it’s for a reason…….as I was about to write a post with the same title, but I felt I was approaching it way too seriously then I normally would,
So I thought i’d try it again and open up a new post tab and try not to overthink it so much this time, which is ironic since today’s day is literally all about being aware of your thought and feeling and making sure you’re telepathically, I guess you can say sending out a more positive feeling and thought wave of…..well thoughts and emotions really out into the air or space and all that jazz as what we gather information wise will make it’s way into our lives possibly and by possibly I mean yes definitely!!
As we all know thoughts and emotions are tricky to keep under control especially when you’ve got a lot happening as well as feeling and thinking going on, sometimes you’ll have days you feel you need to take multiple breaths throughout the day then you normally would and that was pretty much the kind of day I was having a bit today, why!? Not sure……
I guess in a way I felt it would help to keep my mind and thoughts centered and not have it decide to take a bit of a short cut or detour shall I say toward places that it needs not to go pretty much, for the most part i’d say taking a few breaths here and there has kept my mind a bit ordered, doing a fair job, however I will admit i’ve almost drifted the path a few times….
But I made sure to pull myself back before it could do any real damage, it’s really tricky trying to keep your mind focus and emotions in check because they technically at times have a mind of their own and sometimes it’s hard to settle them down properly, kinda like a hyper child at times,
but I guess the key here would be to just be aware to what your thoughts deliver to us and how your emotions start up, I think it’s okay if they go a little off course and do what it does best and wander about wherever it pleases to go, as long as you keep and eye out and be mindful of where it wanders off too, then you’ll be able to bring it back if it gets too close to an edge or muddy puddle, we all love a little rain or a lot if you’re a big fan of the rain, but we all know that too much rain can sure make a mess.
That all being said, when we keep our thoughts and emotions as centered as we’re able to, we help to bring in positive energy, but mainly we allow other things to flow in giving us the ability to create a bit of a better reality to our lives, so it’s important to always be aware of the way we not only feel,
but also think too, sure it won’t always be the easiest to do, but as long as we are at least aware to what we’re feeling and thinking, the easier it’ll start to be to keep it from running too far away from us, no matter how many times our minds try to hide behind trees and get us to become distracted, we will always do our best to not let it, at least not too much anyway……
For the moment, you have to let it go, I know it’s hard and you may not want to, but for the moment you have to, it’ll come back around, you just have to give it time to do so, everything takes time, no matter how fast we may want it to go or how bad we want it to happen, it’s still going to take time, if we tried to rush everything we had going on, we wouldn’t be able to see all the progress we’ve made along the way, when we try and rush things we don’t give it the time it needs to fully unfold, sure it can turn into a stressful matter because we don’t know how everything will play out….
Not knowing can get pretty frustrating, but trying to rush things to happen is much more frustrating, because you’re expecting there to be quick results, you’re wanting everything to happen right away, you gotta give it the time it needs to come together, what is yours, will always be there for you, it’s not going anywhere, just because it may go for a while doesn’t mean that it’s going to go forever, it’s still there, but sometimes it has to go away in order for it to come back to you better.
It’s not always clear why and at times it’s not going to be and that’s okay, but you need to know there’s nothing to worry about, things just need time, you gotta give it time, trust that everything is working in the order it needs to, for the moment let the worries, stress and everything else go, put it to the side and let the control of wanting everything to play out a certain way go.
Everything will soon fall into place, but for the moment let it go, anytime you’re feeling this way, look back at this post or find a way to sit with this feeling and accept it, don’t fight it so much, instead try and look at it with different eyes, try to understand it and even if you don’t truly get it, know that that’s okay, but don’t feel you need to give up, you don’t have to give up,
Just GIVE IT TIME, LOOSEN UP and relax, stop stressing, it’s going to work out and it will come together, so take a breather, recollect and trust, keep that hope close to you and keep it in a place of safe keeping until then.
Happy Friday Everyone!! Hope you all are doing well and have had a good week and day, my day was okay, not too bad, since we’re at the end of the week I thought let’s talk upon the topic of meditation.
Disclaimer:This was the post I was talking about guys, here’s the heads up!!
Back to the post, meditation what is it!? Well if you ask me, I would have to look up the actually definition of it to have a better understanding of, but for the most part it’s pretty much just a way of relaxing, clearing the mind, body all that jazz!! It’s a good way to destress, so they say and by they I mean people who actually meditate, now I said in my last post that i’d tell you about the times I tried meditation, which I will, right now so you guys don’t have to wait too long, the first time I tried mediating……
I wasn’t sure if I was doing it right and I found it a little weird while I was doing it, a lot of things are pretty weird to me these days to be honest, the first time I tried it, I watched a 5 minute meditation video and it was one of those guided meditation videos, you know where they talk you through it telling you to breathe in and out and to focus on your breathing and so on.
Again it was only 5 mins, but for a 5 min video it did take a bit of time to get through, the reason I feel I didn’t do it right is because, I know with meditation you’re supposed to relax, but I am terrible at relaxing which i’m sure you all know by now, I was trying to follow along and really listen to the voice and what they were saying, meditation isn’t hard, but it also is…..
When meditating you have to learn to clear your mind and relax both the mind and body so that way it works, but with me, well I don’t meditate often for one, this was kinda my first time really trying it out, i’ve never really done a guided meditation before that’s why it felt so weird also when it comes to clearing of the mind…….i’m not the greatest with it at all,
I’ll still have thoughts just swarming around my head, so trying the guided meditation where they talk you through it, yeah it didn’t really help all that much, I wasn’t chilled out or relaxed after listening to it, however listening to mediation music without the talking, has helped to keep me calm…..for the most part anyway, I still have moments where even when i’m listening to some kind of meditation music or atmospherical music that is calming, I still go in and out of intense emotions, stress anxiety things like that.
I just don’t really know how to stop thinking that’s my only problem, I think too much and I don’t allow myself to relax mentally and just in general, but after a while I slowly turn my focus on the music and what i’m doing, be it reading, doodling and sometimes writing, when it comes to writing I mainly do it in silence because it’s the only way I know how to focus on it and when it comes to everything else, I try and zone out for the time being so I don’t go and drive myself mad with all the thinking and everything in between.
Point of story, meditation is good, you just gotta allow yourself to relax and just not worry about everything else for a bit, it’s not easy to do and if your a thinker like I am, it’ll take some time getting use to, but i’d say if you’re having a hard time relaxing, just take your time with it,
Slowly find your way through, for some people it takes longer to relax, but you have to allow yourself to relax, otherwise you won’t, believe me!! If you work better having someone talk to you, try a guided meditation if you relax better when there’s little noise meditation music should help, I recommend the atmospheric kind, but you can just chose what you like, which ever works best for you, however way you’re able to relax go for it.
I’m still getting the hang out what meditation is and finding the best way to relax, i’ve listened to a few good meditation songs already and just calming music in general as background noise, ones without words and are hours long and when I say hours I mean 3-11, well the one I was listening to yesterday is about 11 hours, almost 12 (11 hours, 55 mins and 01 second)
Although that’s very long, it’s a nice one!! Now i’m going to be honest here, you need a lot of patience meditating, if you aren’t the patient kind, I don’t know if quiet meditation will be the thing for you, you might find other things that help you relax and that’s fine, everyone has their way of relaxing, but I still think having calm music in the background for a bit
Can really help to put you in a relaxing mode, even if it’s just playing while you’re doing something else, but again however way you relax is fine!!
I think that’s all I have for you guys on this post, i’m going to be honest, I don’t even know how I wrote all this, my brain right now is pretty much done for the day, it’s so done that my words aren’t matching up properly when I speak, which i’m doing as i’m writing this, the only thing that my brain is able to do is make me sing a song that I heard earlier today and is now stuck in my head, it’s a good song so i’m not too bothered about it!!
All The Love ❤ ❤
P.S.I want to share a doodle, before I post this, but I don’t have one now, well I do, but I kinda want to create a new one, so what I will do is, i’m going to post this and doodle away and then tomorrow I will update this post and share it with you guys once it’s done, either that or i’ll choose a random one I already have, but until then I shall leave this…..
Insert Doodle Here: Update I have now shared the doodle that I wanted, I had to outline it before I posted, still have decided on any colors yet, hopefully something pops up, if you guys have any suggestions go on and share them if you like, i’ll write a post on a few of my doodles so far once i’ve brighten them up with colors, hope you all are having a good day!! ^_^
So recently i’ve been listening to some meditation music, you know the kind that’s meant to help you relax and zone out for a while, for the most part it does calm things down, I mainly listen to it when i’m doodling or reading or when I want to drown any other noise out around me, some are good and even have a few favorites, others I can only listen to them for a short period of time and slightly over, meditation music is pretty,
Although I enjoy the atmospheric ones the most, but regular meditation music is good too, you’d be surprised on how many there actually are!! You go and look up a specific kind based on mood and that and i’m telling you you’ll find and have a whole list and more to choose from, it’s insane!! There’s literally a category for everything, you’ll never run out of options.
I listened to one today, I was thinking a lot and had things in my mind, I did get them out by writing a bit, it wasn’t anything feeling wise, well not particularly that anyway, it was more me thinking of someone, so I wrote something, but I haven’t posted it, it’s kinda just written down thoughts that was in my mind, but I looked up some meditation music to help calm down,
There was a lot of options again, I ended up going back and forth on a few, until I settled for a specific one, the one I chose was supposed to help clear the mind and keep you from overthinking as well as help reduce anxiety, it was working, the only thing I would recommend when listening to it is,
Just listen to it, grab a book, sketchbook, coloring book anything that is keeping you distracted or at least occupied for the time being and put it on in the background and zone out, make sure you don’t go doing something else while it’s playing that might heighten stress levels and that, because then it won’t work, with meditation music you have to be relaxed in order for it to do it’s job correctly, so that’s the only recommendation I have.
Other than that you should be fine, choose one that works best for you or best with your mood, however you want and just enjoy!! That’s all I have for now, this isn’t the post that I was talking about yesterday that i’d post, but it does have to do with meditation, it’s pretty much the same, but i’m talking about meditation music and not meditation itself, that post will be tomorrow, i’ll make sure to talk about it fully from when I tried it.
What’s your favorite kind of meditation music, do you prefer regular kind, nature sounds or the atmospheric “spacey” kind!?