I like it when I go inside water and swim through it – the under water swimming.
I open my eyes inside water and everything is moving in slow motion. The world is suddenly silent. I bubble out the oxygen to see them rise. I use both my hands to slide the water in front of me to the side and push myself forward using my legs; making my way ahead. My body comes to life, radiating energy out of every pore of me. I wish this moment to stay. This is me feeling alive.
Not long ago I told you my story of being able to run for an hour. The day I published it, I thought Hey, this was easy. The way I did it – slow and easy. Jogging one step at a time as gently as possible. I can do more.
I set my timer to 02:00:00 (HH:MM:SS). There was a part of me which said I could finish 2 hours easily since I could run 1 hour without much effort and pain. While there was another part which was pessimistic. I ran and ran and ran. Slowly I started feeling pain in my knees. A voice in my head kept telling me that it might not be a good idea to run so much. Probably you are hurting your knees. I told myself ” Run 4 more rounds and if the alarm does not go off before completing it, stop “.
I ran as slowly and gently as I could. I finished my 4 rounds and yet the timer had not gone off. Since I had spent enough time in those 4 rounds and all the running before that, I thought, may be timer will go off soon. For next two rounds it did not. The inside voice is back again telling me ” probably the timer had already gone off and I might have missed the sound or cancelled the alert by mistake “. But I did not want to check on it. I decided to push myself. After 3 more rounds, the timer finally goes off. I could hear my breathing. I could think of nothing except how beautiful the moment is. The world spun. I kept walking slowly. Walked two rounds. Sat for a while. And then back home, had a cold bath, wore fresh clothes, had my dinner and slept. My body was in pain, there was all kind of activity in my muscles and mind was at peace. My body was in its sexiest self. I had one of the best sleeps of my life.
When I started out doing Yoga two years ago, the classes were on Sundays. I would have to wake up early by 6 and reach the class by 645. The session would be of 90 minutes. It would be intense stretching, squeezing, and what not. I would come back, eat breakfast and sleep till afternoon. The most refreshing Sundays.
The lively feeling, the sexiness I felt after my two hour run and the refreshing weekends, all of them have one common thing – my body. Whenever my body went through the labor I felt good, my mind was at peace.
Why did it feel good?
If you are stressed, depressed or feeling anxious people say workout, so that you can take it all out on the thread mill or on your run or whatever form of physical exercise. But then why? Why do you think it works? Why did I feel great?
Short answer: You felt – you deserve it. The peace, the sleep, the bath and everything.
That day after my two hour run, my body was told ” You deserve a good sleep today “. You deserve your mind to be cleansed of all other unnecessary things. You deserve to feel sexy, to feel healthy. And that is what I have been feeling every time physical.
Today I would like to say that starting from Thursday the 10th of January, 2013 I would start sharing my learnings and experiences in a short way daily.
I will create a 15 minute video and post it on Youtube, daily. Each day 15 minutes, that’s it. You can either subscribe to the Youtube channel or sign up here to receive an email to your inbox. If you know someone whom you think would be interested in this, do share “http://eepurl.com/tIb3r” link with them.
I hope to see you there. That apart I wish you lots of days where you feel alive, feel sexy and feel deserving.
Keep rocking the Universe,