I love yoga. Especially in my current condition. I knew yesterday that I wanted to go and have a practice at my favorite prana power yoga class. And fortunately I had a enough energy to go...cause I needed it. It was a long week and so i knew i was tense, hence why i wanted to go. But walking into class made it clear that i REALLY needed it. There is something completely wonderful and releasing about practicing yoga. I had a major release during the OM. And it was clear in that moment I was in the right place at that moment. There is something wonderful about taking a moment to slow down and listen to your body.
One thing I heard at yoga a few weeks ago was that "yoga offers us a chance to start over". That is a lesson that really speaks to me right now. The ability to come to my mat at any point and in any head space and just be. That is why i love yoga. Granted. Its not always transcendent. In fact some times I just get mad. My balance is off, i wish my hips were more open, why can't i do crow pose. But other times such as now I am working on just being.
I'm trying in this time to reflect on the life lessons that I've been thrown. Though there is definitely a lot of refection to be done...and I'm by NO means done. I want to focus on self acceptance and slowing down. I used to move so quickly through life. Since I'm being forced to slow down, physically I decided its time to slow down mentally as well. And we'll see where that brings us.