Do you hear it?
Do you feel it?
Your body is constantly telling you something and are you tapping in to it?
One of my favorite times during yoga practice is just that - when I'm listening to what my body is saying. It formally happens at the end during corpse pose/savasana but it can also appear during other parts of practice.
I wish I used my yoga skills this week. Need I say more, practice just didn't happen. And can I blame it on not listening? Well, maybe.
Cold and flu season is upon us and you guessed it, I caught one of those pesky colds. I won't bore you with the grotesque details. But here's how it unfolded...
My coworker said to me, "leave, go home. I'll finish up" as my throat felt like a welder's blow torch was burning down my throat.
My husband said to me, "go, lay down, go back to sleep. I'll deal with the cries of the nightmare-shaken toddler down the hall" as I drag myself back to bed and out of my momma bear shoes.
Did I listen to them or to my body?
Yes and no. But the result was I was hold up in bed (corpse pose, anyone?) for a day because I didn't fully listen.
Yoga has wonderful lessons, which I'm still working on...and rest when rest is needed is one of them. I guess that's why I'm still a work in progress.
Ready for health, vitality and more yoga next week,
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Aspiring Yoga Teacher
I've practiced yoga since I was a pre-teen and have always found it to keep me centered. I will be a teacher one day and this is my journey to discover teaching and practice.