Week 93: Listening for the Birds
I woke up early one day this week and thought, what shall I do with myself? I know, yoga is on the hit list, so I better get at it! A little practice time before the house wakes up.
The morning air was seeping into the open windows of my bedroom (which we forgot to close the night before) and it was calling for some sun salutations. I headed into my practice.
Initially, I was only looking for some physical benefits of practice, but I actually gained some mental/emotional benefit that I never would have expected!
Let me back track...
My parents are moving out of my childhood home. Mixed emotions about this as I venture home to Saskatchewan for my last visit. What parts of this home are still pulling me in? Why am I so attached to a brick and mortar place?
There are very fond memories but also a sense of comfort in this place. Fast forward to this week's quick morning practice and I realize one of the things I love about my childhood house.
It is all the birds chirping!
And in this week's quick morning practice, that's what I heard outside of my OWN window!
Why I never thought to recreate the morning sounds of my childhood house in my current home is beyond me! I just needed to LISTEN for them (and open my windows from time to time!)
This week's practice gave me insight into things that give me comfort. What a great perspective and in some ways, closure to the connection to my childhood home.
How did I not hear the birds!
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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.