Friday Reflections


Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little senses exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty of bodily input, if you will.  Because this practice has been so good for me, I want to encourage you to do it, too.  Building some gentle reflection into our weeks is a nice way to stay grounded while maintaining some big picture perspective.  So please join me in this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as your inspiration, consider how experiencing it impacted your week).

Here is my sensory round-up for this week:
tasting ::  dill and curry chicken salads at The Mayo Bird in the city, pasta primavera loaded with veggies like sugar snap peas, artichokes and various peppers, broccoli salad and macaroni and cheese, lemon icebox pie, grilled veggies including love beets

hearing ::  something pop in my knee while being totally irresponsible in pigeon pose.  We’re hopeful it is just an MCL strain.  Will get an MRI done next week if it is still way painful.  Chalk this up to a reminder to stay on task and not try to do multiple things at once (like pigeon pose and rearrange all the stuff around your yoga mat which requires you to reach WAY behind you while in a  vulnerable position).

smelling :: the scent of dinner coming from the grill.  Yum!

seeing ::  our beautiful Circle de Luz Class of 2014 hijas graduate from high school– so incredible, the little musk rat that hangs out in the lake outside the Pilates studio window frantically swimming with twigs.  He seemed like he was a muskrat on a mission this week with all the things he was carrying.

feeling ::  so burst open with pride and happiness at the graduation of our oldest and first Circle de Luz class.

wishing ::  for a lovely trip to Nashville for Curve Camp with Anna Guest-Jelley and for lovely new friendships!

What about you?  What were your sensational experiences this week?  Please share!

This post was inspired by Teacher Goes Back to School who was inspired by Pink of Perfection’s Five Sense Friday.

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