reminds me of the day when I was into my billionth down dog (really that particular program does a ton :) and I'm all trying to focus and my almost 2 year old son crawls under me, rolls on his back to look up at me and says HI emphatically with a big grin. It totally trashed my focus and I nearly fell on him but it made me smile and realize that it is okay. Living life is part of yoga and today I may do a perfect boat and tomorrow my boat may better off sink but it is what it is.
Oh, I have been there and done that. I needed your wonderful attitude that day. That said, you reminded about what I love about yoga as physical activity and philosophical perspective... whatever happens is what is meant to happen.
Sounds like a great practice to me Kelly, thanks for sharing! Especially the bit about your silent giggle ... I've been known to laugh out loud from time to time, most recently when one of my teachers invited us to yet another "lovely plank" in a week where I'd done a load of planks and was wondering if I could manage another.
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No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
I had a terrible practice today - and loved every minute of it!
I was stiffer than usual, but I was able to really work my flexibility with my breath and feel it working, and the softening effects of my exhale bringing me closer to where I normally am (which still isn't very flexible).
I was distracted, but each time I found my breath and my center, I used it as long as I could before it floated away in a rush of thoughts about my day.
I didn't have very good balance. I tipped over twice in tree pose (which is normally solid as, well, a tree for me). But each time I laughed silently at myself. Once, my teacher caught my eye and noticed my inward giggle and winked at me with a grin.
I didn't have much strength today; my boat was shaky, my warrior wasn't pretty, I couldn't even setup for headstand.... but I did my best, and worked hard for where I was today.
It was a pretty off day - but I was on my mat, sweating, stretching, breathing, and learning. I'm happy I was there, happy I'm not upset about it, and happy that I'm back on this road of yoga!! You know, there is something to be said about being a beginner for the second time!
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