Exotic Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica – Blue Osa day 6
After the 5th day on the Exotic Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica which was filled with love, the 6th day, Thursday was here. The walking meditation for this morning is focused on Listen & Speak.
”Take a walk in silence. Listen for the silence.” said our meditation card.
So I did. I took a walk along the beach once again. Another beautiful sunrise in Osa Peninsula made my early morning even nicer. The morning silence helped to just walk and not to talk to anyone. Many of you might get surprised now, but I am an introvert which means that I need to recharge my batteries on my own. I need some peace and quiet, I need silence. Sometimes, we hear the most in silence.
For the rest of the day I decided to follow the instructions on the walking meditation card and speak only if it was: true, necessary and kind.
The second part of the card was Wild Geese poem by Mary Oliver. It spoke about taking the geese home which made me home-sick for a few minutes.
For some reason there’s 2 empty pages in my diary for this day. Maybe I decided to speak so less today I didn’t even feel like writing my own thoughts on the paper. I know writing the morning pages for a few minutes after waking up helps to clear up my mind. But it was the only morning of the whole retreat when I did not do it.
So I don’t really remember what I did in the morning, nor what we had for lunch.
The afternoon yoga class was not full as many people were too tired to show up. We worked hard on some asanas again. I could not move properly as I ate a big snack. Learning of the day: do NOT practice yoga with your full stomach. Not with half-full.
I could feel some jealousy, don’t even know why … but today just bit my tongue and decided not to speak about it. It was not necessary, not kind and maybe not even true …
At the end of the yoga class, listening to the loud cicadas at sunset, we sat in a circle and each one of us shared a dream we’ve had for years but for some reason have not been able to fulfill it yet. I mentioned my modeling career and how I chose to finish my 2 MA degrees and quit modeling for that. So far it’s been my only big dream still deep down there in my heart that I have not fulfilled. I am not even working on it.
An older woman, around my mum’s age, was there with us. She stated that now finally she has time to follow her dreams but she is just not sure which dreams she should have.
I see I am lucky to have hundreds of dreams.
I have time to follow my dreams.
I have enough energy and power to make my dreams come true.
For more information about Exotic Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica, please visit Exotic Yoga Retreats website and like the Exotic Yoga Retreats Facebook. Thanks so much, Gayle and everyone else at Blue Osa who made my first retreat awesome.