Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. ~ Eckhart Tolle
Day two of 40 days of yoga was a lazy, hazy Sunday.
The Soccer star had a friend over to play for the day.
There was water to be pumped from the river, and the lawn to be mowed (the Bear’s jobs).
There was washing to be done, the bathroom to be cleaned, emails to respond to and meals to cook (my jobs).
I could still feel the effect of yesterday’s yoga practice. I seldom take the time to spend 5 or more minutes in a position; I probably sacrifice quality for quantity in my yoga practice. In the sequence that I was doing yesterday, 5 minutes was the least amount of time spent in any of the postures. It was a wonderful feeling to know that it was ok to really sink into the postures, to feel my bones and ligaments settling and grounding, and my muscles lengthening, stretching, lengthening, stretching, without expectation. There comes that point after a minute or so, when I want to finish a pose, get out of it, I’m sick of it, uncomfortable, whatever. In this kind of practice, you have to move past this – and when you do, it’s like a door opens up inside. Stepping through, there is a whole new world. Awesome!
The pose begins when you want to leave it.
My yoga room is in one of the rooms in the ‘cottage’, a tiny little self-contained dwelling on our 1 acre block, seperate from the main house. The other room is the kid’s playroom with toys and the all important electronic gaming device (wii). If I hadn’t made this committment of 40 days of yoga, I would have given yoga a miss rather than interrupt the boys’ play. But, becuase I had made the commitment, I told them that I wanted to use the cottage for 1 hour between 3 and 4, and that they would have to vacate it. I felt a little weird about asserting my rights in such a way, but the boys were fine about it. They just did something else!
So there you have it, day 2 and all is well 🙂
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