Today, after a few months off, I re-found my yoga mat. It feels so good to be back.
Why did I stop? Well, mostly due to pain in my arm that made yoga difficult and frustrating and my crazy work schedule which makes it hard to stick to a routine. Oh, and it is expensive and I’m still trying to get back on track financially.
These are all true, but the thing is, with all the conflict, stress and long hours, I really need yoga now more than ever.
Today after a really long sleep I woke up and decided that it was time to just get on the mat at home. I’ve trained as a yoga teacher. I know what to do. I can adjust the routine to work around injuries and aches and pains.
So I put on a meditative music cd, stepped onto my mat, and just did a free flow of whatever poses I felt like in the moment. It was so great!
It’s unfortunate that I lost yoga for these past few months, as I’m sure it would have really helped with the stress.
But I’ve found it now, and it feels good. I plan to try to get on my mat every day now. Any length of time, no routine to memorize and follow. Just be present and move.