Today was the first day of practice that I really felt I could flow into it with a truer natural grace. They say that it takes 30 days to form a or break a habit. I will attest to this fact from personal experience. My practice of yoga has deepened to such an extent that I don't think my day would feel whole and real without it. Ditto for my blog postings. Along with forming the positive habit of practicing yoga, in accordance with the yogi lifestyle I am breaking a lot of bad habits as well, such as my predilection for chocolates and sweet things, and the physical exertion and deep breathing exercises are increasing my thirst and therefore served to up my daily water intake. Little by little more fresh fruits and veggies are finding their way to my palate and I'm learning to deal with everyday stresses in a more positive manner. In short, the effect that just this one good habit has had on my health in 30 days is immense! Now I feel more comfortable in my own skin during practice and my body is relaxing into each pose with a familiarity I haven't before experienced. This has allowed me to loosen up considerably both physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. My mind is becoming a mirror of my body. Or is it the other way around? The beauty of it, is that I can no longer tell. All I know is that with each measured exhalation I release a bit of hard stuck granite from my soul every single day.