Sometimes all I need is a chance to let myself be still. Movement Medicine Calm tonight. And when the video ended, I just continued to sit in sukhasana with my hands at my heart. I really don't know how long I sat there, just breathing and being. It was beautiful. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Enz98dDXQfY

Want to know a little secret? I don't have brilliant or amazing insights to share every day. I make most of it up as I go. Bedtime yoga tonight, because what else can you do after a full day and a massage?

Show Up

That's it. That's the hardest part of yoga. To show up. Really, truly bring all of myself to the mat, to my practice. Returned to the Movement Medicine Calm video tonight, because after a lazy day I knew I needed it. Still working like a charm, challenging me, lighting a fire, and bringing me back... Continue Reading →

Guided Struggle

I really struggled to get on my mat today. And once there, I struggled again to be present, at all. I wanted to be elsewhere (in bed sleeping mostly). I was adamantly against doing any of the yoga routines I usually use when I'm distracted. So instead I chose a guided meditation. Just mindfulness meditation,... Continue Reading →

Good Evening

I write to you tonight from my yoga mat, where I've just finished a grueling half hour of reminders about why I do this.  Movement Medicine Calm again tonight, and it's still getting me focused and centered and relaxed. That was definitely the goal, because I was going through a whole lot of indecision about... Continue Reading →

Two Weeks!

Two weeks down, fifty to go. Wow, that sounds depressing. Let's try again. Woohoo! I've been doing yoga every day for two weeks! There, that's better. This past week has been quite busy for me, with normal work schedule, new extra work schedule, visit from friend, and my big creative project - in addition to... Continue Reading →

It feels good

It feels good to feel good. Why do we forget this? Or neglect it? Or choose to stay in an unhappy state, avoiding the things we know will help us to feel good? There are a lot of really complicated answers for those questions. Some have to do with habit, some with depression, some with... Continue Reading →

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