Jul 26, 2012
"One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be mere rushing on."
- D.H. Lawrence
I pulled this quote out of a basket at a yoga studio I recently visited and I've been thinking about it ever since.
I've been getting back into yoga. It amazes me how much I look forward to my classes, and how fabulous I feel afterwards. I love yoga - I've loved it ever since I first tried it, but it's more than that. It's about being more connected with my body. I'm actively doing something for myself during each yoga class, and I'm letting that carry into my life off the mat. Through my sugar detox, through enjoying summer to its fullest, and letting myself enjoy each moment.
The last yoga class I took was intense - sweating within minutes of starting kind of intense. I'm not used to classes that push me that much and at one point I felt like I was going to start crying. I held back because I didn't want to freak out the instructor or anyone else in the class, but the urge to cry wasn't because it was hard - it was like my body was physically getting rid of all the toxins I was holding it, and since I didn't cry them out I sweated them out instead. I was physically and mentally exhausted at the end of the hour but I was also at peace about so many things.
One of the things I love to do is small actions for others - a card, a text, an unexpected email - just to let someone know I'm thinking about them. But sometimes I get so caught up in other people's needs I forget about myself.
So this? This connection I'm experiencing? This perspective I'm gaining?
This is for me.
When's the last time you had some "me time?"