Today, my practice was just like my day. A little frantic, unfocused and messy, but just like everyday, I made it to the end. I’m not counting this practice as a loss because instead of saying, “Today was insane, fuck this noise, I’m eating cookies on my couch and skipping class,” I showed up.
On my mat.
Ready to do what my body allowed.
Full disclosure, I went snowboarding last week, promptly followed by a host of cramps upon my return, so I have been away for a week. I need to stretch at home more often. When I got home, I already felt my back tightening up on me. Just creeping around the house like a hunchback…lol
Even with my week absence, I’m slowly learning to be more body mindful. Just today, while I was working, I noticed my stomach was tense as well as my jaw. Now I’m not sure what emotions are held where, but that was crazy. I noticed and relaxed those muscles and took a couple of breaths. That counts as taking your practice off the mat, right?!
Back to class: I was slow and tight and clumsy and holding my breath and watching others’ poses and unfocused and struggling, but I was there, learning more about my practice and myself. This practice is bringing me way more mental and spiritual than I anticipated!
Om shanti shanti?? I just want to say “sashay, shante” 🙂