What is an activity you used to do all the time, and loved, but haven’t for whatever reason, been doing it lately? For me, its yoga. My affinity for yoga started when I was a director at the Y and I took my first class and felt my world open. Not only was it physically demanding in a way I had never experienced, but it opened me up spiritually as well. In fact, it’s probably the sole reason I became curious about the universe and our connection to it.
Since that first experience I’ve gone through seasons of doing only yoga to seasons where I don’t practice at all, which is where I am now. Since getting my Peloton bike for my birthday, that’s about all the activity I’ve been doing. That’s not necessarily bad because I love, as in capital L love my bike, but my body and especially my soul, needs something more. In an effort to create better systems in my life I recently booked a class. I know, without a doubt, that I need yoga in my life.
I fell in love all over again. This is the beauty in returning to something you haven’t done in a while. It becomes new again. I felt alive for the first time in a while. Every inch of my body was celebrating (and shaking from weak muscles), and my heart was opening. I made a commitment to practice once a week. I would love more, but that’s what my schedule allows, and for now, that’s enough.
Yoga, I have missed you. There is a fluidity about you that has been absent from my life for some time. Practicing is like putting on a familiar sweater that’s warm and cozy.
What ever you have been putting off, I encourage you find a way to get it back. Your body and your soul will respond in kind.