So it’s been absolutely ages since I last practiced Yoga – approximately 4 weeks!
Though as I was practicing, and as I am writing this, I wonder why I feel the need to count?
There was a time, many years ago when I didn’t practice yoga at all, so why beat myself up about taking breaks from what is now truly a solid part of my life?
We push ourselves so much in this society, and I often don’t realise how much I do too, until I sit down to write my blog, or take time to really just stop.
This weekend I took time out for myself, and it felt like a victory because I did it before getting ill and my body forced me to.
I decided a couple of weeks ago when I was feeling particularly stressed and tired with work, that I needed to really pace myself more and get plenty of downtime.
I have prioritized eating breakfast in the morning, or a lie in instead of yoga, and that is totally OK.
I love an at home yoga practice for many reasons, but perhaps the top reason is that I hate how competitive classes can be – so why on earth have I been competing with myself?!
I do not live a sedentary life by any stretch of the imagination, and I have always had very good body image – yet I still sometimes get caught up in the things we have been sold by advertisements, and think I need to be doing more.
So this practice was perfect really.
I am still completing the 30 day challenge, at my own pace and today I hit day 12 – titled Curate:
This practice was all about how we curate our own experiences in life. We are the only ones who have power over what we think and feel about ourselves – no one else.
This was perfectly complimeted by the card I pulled to accompany the practice:
(Scarab Beetle Spirit, The Spirit Animal Oracle Deck by Colette Baron Reid)
As it says on the card
“Magic works through you”
Each day is a chance for internal and external transformation, and we get to control the pace of this by how we show up.
The magic is simply in showing up!
Much love Txx