A yogi visited my garden and she took over!
Don't ask me about Yoga, I don't know anything about it except that it looks "too relaxing" to activate weight loss.
I picture people posing in uncomfortable positions as they try to focus on their breathing.
What do I know from Yoga? I always say, "when I reach my weight goal, I'll take a yoga class and relax.
I have a friend named Hilary Lindsay who is a Master Yogi/Guru to the stars, professional athletes and regular folks in Nashville, Tennessee.
Hilary is a walking promo for the benefits of this ancient discipline.
Her brand of yoga is called "Active Yoga" and she dares anyone to call it a mere "stretching class," unless that definition includes the mind, body and soul!
The lady looks amazing and when she came to visit me in Los Angeles last week, we spent a lot of time together in my garden.
Man, did we spend a lot of time in my garden!
She noticed every detail..
And she took a lot of deep breaths too, as if she was inhaling in every fragrance, every color, the very soul of my garden!
I wanted to tell her to "leave some of that air for me!"
Shaded by the canopy of a fragrant apricot tree, we stopped to enjoy the moment and each others company.
Hilary seemed to be "at one" with my garden and I could only imagine that this was a mindset that she had cultivated with yoga.
There are many elements of my garden that were contrived to create a mood, take advantage of sun patterns and play up contrasting textures and colors.
Hilary seemed to notice them all and was generous in her praise and appreciation.
A free spirit, Hilary was playful in my garden, turning, bending and reaching her hands to the sky as I took her picture.
I realized that if my garden were a person, it would be a lot like Hilary.
Natural but not ordinary, vibrant and soothing, kinetic, yet still.
Unconventional and inspiring.
My garden has the same effect on me!
Does your garden reflect who you are too?