Sunday, September 19, 2010

Where is my Ying and Yang?

Like all the usual days and weeks in my life, it's been busy. Seriously, when is it not busy and crazy?

For now, I'm going to spare you the crazy part.

In the mean time, I can feel the abuse I've placed on my body catching up to me. Lack of sleep, lack of nutritious food, lack of exercise, and an increase in the amount of stress. Let's not forget The Grim Reaper Father Time coming to get me.

Does any of that sound familiar to you or is it just me who manages to constantly lose my ying and yang in life?

I'm all about trying to find harmony, inner peace, and all of that good stuff. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles that prevent me from this. I've decided to be a little more diligent about finding my happy place.

I was seriously trying to look for an acupuncturist. I've heard many positive things about acupuncture. I've come to a point where I'd be willing to try this. I really don't mind having a bunch of needles placed onto various stress points on my body. Hey, if I can give birth twice then a bunch of tiny needles is nothing! Trying to squeeze a human being out of ones vajayjay or having a doctor cut through your abdomen to yank out a baby sounds far worst to me.

I've had no luck in the department of finding an acupuncturist that can help cure me of some of my ailments. There are a few criteria that still need to be met.

Plan 2: Yoga. Yes, I purchased a mat and have been happily taking a few yoga classes. Not that super hot, I'd be sweating and passing out Bikram yoga. Just basic yoga that's supposed to help me stretch and help me to become one with the universe.

A new week is upon us. Let's see how well I do at finding and keeping my ying and yang in place. If all else fails, I have purchased a few bottles of wine.


  1. I've always wanted to try yoga, perhaps one day I will. :D

    I can definitely understand what you mean by it all catching up. Those days always seem to be the hardest.

  2. OK, I am so in this same boat. Stupid Father Time (or Grim Reaper...I think they are twins). Sometimes it just feels like I'm unstoppable. Then life gets in the way, and I need to reboot!

    I tried yoga a few times, but I am too impatient! Great post..I am a fairly new follower, I think I found you on Twitter!

  3. If you don't have time to go to an hour long yoga class to relax, there are free yoga shows on digital cable (Excercise TV on Free On Demand). There are 15/30/60min. shows if you need some unwinding time while the kids are asleep. I am all about savasana time.

  4. Good luck with the yoga. I try it and can't focus on the present; my mind is constantly racing around, making lists, feeling guilty about making mental lists during yoga, more stress, argh!

    Basically, I meant to say that you are not alone in your quest to find balance.