Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 722: I Like To Make Others Move It

Tonight I got to go teach yoga to a group of girls ranging in ages from 8 to 12.

So fun!

They were super cute and enthusiastic.  And it was a great time.  Plus, I got to get a little bit preachy about health and physical fitness.  And that always makes me happy.

Total Joyful Moment experience, though it was almost deterred by the hubcap falling off of a tire on HH's car while I drove to the activity.  Fortunately, I saw it and was able to hop out and get it.  Never a dull moment.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments in whatever pose brings you peace!

P.S.  While looking up some stuff to help inspire these young girls to a lifetime of physical activity and wellness, I came across this quote.  It's from the 1800's, so the language is a little funny, but I love it!

Brigham Young, 2nd President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

"Instead of doing two days' work in our day, wisdom would dictate to [the Saints], that if they desire long life and good health, they must, after sufficient exertion, allow the body to rest before it is entirely exhausted. When exhausted, some argue that they need stimulants in the shape of tea, coffee, spirituous liquors, tobacco, or some of those narcotic substances which are often taken to goad on the lagging powers to greater exertions. But instead of these kind of stimulants they should recruit by rest. Work less, wear less, eat less, and we shall be a great deal wiser, healthier, and wealthier people than by taking the course we now do. "
- Teachings of Presidents of the Church , Brigham Young, p, 212


Linda said...

A few parts of that quote really made chuckle, thanks for finding and sharing it. Were you helping the Activity Day girls? Want to come do the same for our group? We'd love it!

My day started with yoga for the first time in a long time. Which was a joyful moment, but there were others as well. Like having the endodontist tell me he thinks my gum is still healing. And that THEY owe ME money. And rereading a book on the great power our thinking has over our emotions and then practicing some of it and seeing how much I can change myself simply by changing how I think. Deep stuff... and yet pretty simple.

Cheryl said...

Mom--Yes, it was for Activity Days. I'd love to come do yoga with your girls! And I'm glad you're getting back into yoga, too. Sounds like your January is off to a great start!