Cloud Ten

Kathy Krugerfind your flow, happiness, yoga12 Comments

It’s a real place, I swear. Sitting a bit above Cloud Nine, which is pretty darn high up, but then you’ve always sought a perfect ten and aimed for the stars. You can see them all glistening from Cloud Ten– right there in front of you. Not perfect exactly, but so close – floating up here – fluffy, light, free.

The pearly white gate to Cloud Ten is unlocked with gratitude. You can try just to float all the way up to Cloud Ten but when you get here (if you are lucky) you will need the key. And I wonder whether you will ever get here without having the key all along.


Sunrise view from my backyard

You also need confidence – because Cloud Ten is a looong way up and you don’t want to be too scared (let alone of heights). So you need faith to step out into the nebulous and find secure footing. Climbing up in the sky through clouds one to nine takes some courage.

You need vision because HELLO – did I mention Cloud Ten is a looong way up. You need eyes in the back of your head too, because HELLO – did I mention it is a looong way back down. You don’t want to be afraid to fall, but you really need to appreciate what it is to fail, and still keep climbing. You need passion. You need purpose. You need to find your flow.


View from my front yard

And then when you finally get to the door of Cloud Ten you need that Gratitude key, or else Cloud Nine (the view is pretty nice from there too) is destined to be your final destination (and it can all come crashing down from there).

Without gratitude you get the joy and exhilaration of Cloud Nine but it doesn’t last. It’s fleeting and you find yourself floating back down, like a balloon slowly farting out its air. Joy is what floats wispy white clouds high in the sky. Gratitude is what keeps them up here, all fluffy and free.

may sunset

Sunset around the corner

Did I mention I’m on Cloud Ten. Floating. Free. Grateful. Giddy.

I taught my first Yin Yoga class and I’m a fully-fledged teacher now. I know it was meant to be. I was meant to be a teacher. And now I am.

All this inspirational crap I ‘preach’ here I managed to teach to my (poor, unsuspecting) class and I think they loved it. Well at least they said so.

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View from my work

It felt natural. I felt free. I felt like I floated up through the layers of clouds, waving to Cloud Nine – HELLO – and then settling comfortably, in gratitude, into the fluffy comfort of Cloud Ten (eat your heart out Philadelphia Cream Cheese Ads).

Did I mention it feels good up here? Really good. I’m so grateful.

Easter Sunday sky

Easter Sunday – I think I can see God up there

Go float. Be Free. Find what it is you love and do it. Be Grateful. Get to a yin yoga class (I’d be honoured to be your teacher). Find your Cloud Ten. Linking up with the lovely Grace for FYBF.

clouds in focus_edited-1Kathy X 

Namaste sign off_edited-1

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12 Comments on “Cloud Ten”

  1. Maxabella

    Cloud 10 is beautiful! Well done to you on teaching your first class! Those lucky students of yours. What a journey you will be taking them on, Kathy just as we’ve been gently guided along on the blog. Namaste. x

    1. Kathy Kruger

      Thanks Aleney – I would love to have you in class. Who knows I might do some sort of workshop in Sydney one day – the lovely Sonia from Life, Love and Hiccups has suggested her warm and inviting new space. Meantime will you be at Problogger?

  2. Liz

    Congratulations on teaching your first class! What an achievement.. You have a gorgeous view from the back of your house! I really enjoyed a yin yoga class I did in Bali but haven’t found a nearby one quite as good. I wish I could come to your class 🙂

    1. Kathy Kruger

      I would love to do a yin class with you too Liz. We are lucky where we live – it can be a really peaceful place, especially when you get up for the sunrise and watch the colours on the lake.

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