And school holiday time for some of us.
As I write this I am looking out onto my sodden, grey garden...again. But I am warm in my study...soon to be warm snuggling with my new book next to the fire for the afternoon.
Thank you to everyone who showed up on the mat this week. The room was a little chillier, but we turned up the heat with a stronger practice that stoked our internal fires and our muscles through longer held static poses, as well as a more flowing vinyasa sequence. Everyone did really well, with some even starting to "enjoy" downward dogs as a resting pose!!
We practice yoga to remain centred. One of my goals is to help students practice using the tools that yoga provides to find equilibrium both off and on the mat. We begin to understand that just as the discomfort we feel in a long held lunge is impermanent, so too are the discomforts of life - like the cold and rain this week. Rather than meet external and internal discombobulations (don't you just love that word?!) with resistance, sometimes it is easier to go with the flow of what life is throwing our way...whether it be rain and cold, or other stresses in our life, and accept that whatever it is, is impermanent. Resisting just creates unnecessary tension and stress.
So in honour of that, I shall gladly find my book, make a pot of tea, and enjoy the down time that this wet old afternoon is offering.
See you soon