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My practice sucks right now...

3 July 2014


I have something to confess - partly to make myself feel like I and partly to let you know that we all fall off track now and then. My yoga and meditation practice has been almost non-existent for the last few weeks. You may have guessed but things have been pretty hectic around these parts and I have been so IN IT that I haven't had a moment to step back and really take stock. 

My practice has looked something like this: one maybe two classes at the studio a week, ten or fifteen minutes a day at home on my mat and two or three meditations a week. The consistency and contentment I had from a daily home routine, the community of the studio and a regular meditation practice has slipped away. 

And if i'm being honest - really honest - i've been feeling pretty shitty because of it. Not inspired, not healthy, not content. My body has been pushing me to take notice, to pay more attention and it keeps flaring up and I've now decided to listen after I've found myself at a pretty low point.

The thing is, life has sneaked up on me and in the process I've found myself pretty far away from where I want to be. I'm not proud of it - but I am not going to give myself a hard time about it. And for that? Well, I'm pretty proud. 

I'm simply going to pick myself up and start again. 
Step by step.
I'm going to make a commitment - a small one -  and start from there. 

I am going to do what I can to bring the light back in. 

My plan this week is.. 
  • Meditation every day to get my Prana moving
  • Load up on more greens, cut down the sugar
  • 10 min of yoga at home every day
  • Saturday morning yoga class at HPY
It's not much.. but that's the point. Small changes practiced consistently. I am not after a quick fix... I'm after that consistency of feeling connected to myself again. I'm giving myself compassion and the grace to start again. 

Remember... we're always moving...might as well be in the direction you want. 










3 comments :

  1. Good for you for being honest with yourself. I think taking a break can be very positive as it makes you appreciate it more once you're back into it.
    I run 3 to 4 times a week so when I return to that after a break away for whatever reason it always feels so SO good.

    Helen
    teainthetub.blogspot.com

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  2. Life has a funny way of getting in the way of plans, you just have to be kind to yourself and - as you said - pick yourself up and carry on. x

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  3. Had exactly the same experience lately so good to know I am not the only one. Life gets in the way sometimes but I am rubbish without my practice - everything is better with a little yoga in it!

    Mags x
    Margaret's Blanket

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