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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Friends


legs on a wall- do this, everyday- give those feet a break!


This is my Horoscope for today, Thursday, January 25, 2007.
It's time to splurge. That doesn't mean putting your credit card through the wringer or playing hooky on all your duties. Why not indulge in the ultimate luxury and give yourself some much-needed time off?

This is actually very similar to something that we talk about at PPY (the yoga studio I teach at.) We teach a more physically intense style of Vinyasa Yoga in a heated room. Sometimes I noticed my students (and myself) pushing themselves past their own edge and into a grey area of discomfort and competition. It's times like this that I may remind the class that sometimes in life, it's actually more difficult to give yourself a break than it is to continue to push yourself past your edge. Especially if you're in a group class, no one wants to be the first person to drop into Child's Pose, no one wants to be the one who steps outside the room for nice breath of fresh, cold air. But, if you can let go of your ego, give yourself a nice break, than you are actually practicing yoga. For the practice is not just the asana (pose) but also the mindset, the practice of letting go of habits, tendencies & ego.

So, give yourself a break. Step away from the computer, put down the homework, leave work and work and when you get home tonight, take five minutes before you turn on the t.v., get into a deep convo with your room mate or loved one, and give yourself the wonderful gift of a time out, a break. You all deserve it.

Namaste.

1 comment:

Joanna S. Quigley said...

about people pushing themselves into the "grey zone" - no one is looking, anyways, everyone is paying attention to themselves, and like you said we should give ourselves that break and be comfortable with ourselves. i wish i could take your class!!!