i made it on my mat again today. a little bit later and little bit less motivated. but i made it. i spent a lot of time in back bends. my back has been off lately. my entire body has been off. oliver assisted once again. or is that “assisted”?
yesterday was an oddly smooth day. there was some disturbing news about a relative, but at work, things went smoothly. my hearings went off without a hitch. i made it through some of the pile on my desk. all the errands and tasks i needed to get done, got done. i even got my dog washed.
i am not so ridiculous as to assume yesterday was good because i practiced. but i will say when i spend even a few moments on my mat, i feel better. it may be for a short time. but i feel immensely calmer. there’s no guarantee that i won’t walk into work and that entire calm goes away, but for now it’s here. i talk about it when i teach too. i try to cultivate an inner stillness with students and within my own practice. this is something that drew me to yoga initially. that quiet. that moment where everything kind of fits in place or doesn’t matter. it could be 60 seconds. but i crave it. i try to remember that post-savasana high once i leave a practice and carry it with me.