The Life of Luke Serenity Through Drishti
Posted By:Luke Stewart
Posted On:Mar 26 2010 6:25PM

 For the those of you who do not know me my name is Luke.You can take a peek at my employee profile here if you would like to know more, or just continue reading! I have been working here at Clear Water Outdoor for about a year now. In the time I have spent here I have learned many new things. I have fallen hard for the sport of kayaking whether it is on the river or on the lake, luckily I haven't "fallen" for climbing it has just become a new obsession, my camping has been taken to new heights, and my hiking is slowly make the conversion to backpacking. But of all the things that I never thought that I would come to enjoy yoga was the one thing I knew I would never do, and strangely enough has become my favorite of them all. I used to be the guy that would hit the gym for a solid workout or just go paddling or climbing, but now I have come round to yoga. Yes, it is an actual work out. It is an alternative way of getting a workout in that encourages self improvement not only physically but also mentally and spiritually. Do not be scared off by the mention of spirituality either. What I mean by spirituality is not that you must be a Hindu, Buddhist, Jew, Muslim, Christian, or any other type of religion for that matter. Yoga, at least in my case has helped me to become more.... centered. Especially in today's world our minds get so scattered. We have hundreds, if not thousands of things on our mind each day, through the practice of yoga I have learned to stop. I believe that is the best way to put it, yoga has taught me to stop. The physical aspects of yoga coupled with proper breathing block your sporadic thoughts out for you. Today it has taken on a new purpose for me thought. My Grandfather passed away yesterday, and although I am sick I still made it to yoga this morning because I felt it calling to me. Although I wasn't able to give it as much I usually do, I still became centered. During that hour I focused my thoughts on the life of my Grandfather and the regrets I had about our relationship. How I did not make a good enough effort to stay in contact with him or how I never got to know him as well as I should have, I breathed these thoughts in while following the poses and as I exhaled I allowed these thoughts to flow out of me. By the time class ended I was at peace again. I no longer held on to the regret I previously contained, I now know that he is at peace, as he would want my mind to be. So this first blog I am dedicating to my Grandpa Fett and my wonderful yoga instructor Linda. If anyone is interested in joining us for a Tri Power Yoga class we hold it Monday at 8:15 a.m., Wednesday at 6:15 p.m., and Friday at 8:15 a.m. space is limited so please call ahead if you wish to join, and remember it is good for the guys too!

Thanks again to
Linda for all your guidance and thank you to Grandpa Fett for all the years of insight and inspiration, they were worth more than anything. As the yogis say, namaste.

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