I have lived for more than half of my adult life in a foreign country. But now, Japan is no longer foreign to me, it is my home, or at least one of my homes. When my boys left to go to university in the States, I had terrible empty nest syndrome. Did I want to live in Japan or return to the States? Of course, the answer is both ! I love both Tokyo and Chicago and have beloved family and friends in both places. However, moving back and forth presents many challenges, physical and mental, that can be very unsettling.

Yoga helps me to find inner contentment. The poses and breathing in yoga help me to build strength, to purify my body with better circulation, to stimulate organs that help balance my hormones and my mind. This leads me to feel well and content wherever I am.

Here is the quote for the day:

“The world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles…only by a spiritual journey…by which we arrive at the ground at our feet, and learn to be at home.” Wendell Berry

Photo by Akihiro Okada