How’s day 4 going? Are your thighs burning and your mind clear yet?
I had a great home practice yesterday morning doing this podcast on my living room floor. It was incredibly slow and intense and made me remember all the reasons why I love this healing practice so much. You could be having the most stressful crazy day ever, but the second you get on your mat in child’s pose, it’s like you have a clean slate. Lately, I’ve been rushing through my practice, flowing quickly from one warrior to the next and pushing myself to my limits every time. But yesterday, I really let myself sink into the poses, pause and breathe. And guess what? It hurt. A lot. I was way more sore doing that than rushing through my asana just trying to “get it done”.
After practice, when I lay drowning in a pool of my own sweat with Dexter sitting on the edge of my mat, I thought just how much yoga teaches us about life. Sure, you could rush through your days flowing from one activity to the next just to get it done, or you could really slow down and do everything with intention. Maybe all you could be doing that day is taking care of your three year old and running errands, but if you really focus on each individual activity at hand and give it your all, you’ll be getting a lot more out of your day than if you quickly hurry through it.
Today in your practice focus on intention. Are you a person that rushes from one thing to the next? Do you eat dinner standing up while catching up on your emails (hand raising high…again)? Take time to slow down and do every activity today with purpose and intention, whether that means writing a million office emails, making phone calls for work, cooking dinner or practicing your daily yoga.
I’m so proud of you for doing this challenge along with me! Every time I step on my mat I smile knowing you’re out there doing the same thing….