Figuring Out What It Is I Need
Do you ever ache for a change, but you aren’t quite sure what that change is suppose to be?
Right now I’m aching. I’m feeling burned out in most areas of my life. I’m trying to listen intently to the voices deep inside my head to see what it is I’m suppose to do next and I think I’m figuring it out.
One of the things I keep hearing over and over again is a craving to get back on my yoga mat. It’s been a year since I’ve practiced consistently. Practicing yoga with hamstring tendonitis has proven to be worthless cause. Yet, my hamstring might finally be ready.
What I’ve missed from yoga is the stillness and focus it brings into my life. I once heard a mentor say that teaching group fitness classes is perfect for someone with attention problems because you’re never really in any place for very long and rarely in a moment even when it’s happening. She went on to explain that when teaching you jump from thought to thought as you walk around the room, cue, help people with form, while simultaneously thinking about what’s next. Forty-five minutes when class is over you walk out of the gym and on to your next client, class, workout, etc.
Without yoga practice and consistent meditation, my wandering mind wanders even more to a point that even drives my sweet Husband crazy.
Tonight I had ten minutes to spare at the gym before teaching class, so I plugged my ipod into the stereo and blasted Corey Chisel & the Wandering Sons instead of David Guetta (someone should try to make a remix with both those artists just to see what would happen).
True story I love both cheesy pop and folk music equally.
It turns out all it took to make my tight hips and wandering mind feel a little bit better was a quick solo yoga flow.
In an effort to feed myself with one of the things my mind and body currently need, I’m going to seek out a gentle, traditional yoga class in my neighborhood. I think it’s just the thing I need.