Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.Yoda
I went back to my regular yoga practice yesterday.
I have a routine I do every morning, using an app to which I subscribe.
Lots of floor based work to help my lower back, lots of stretching and flow poses.
It’s something I’ve done for years.
After nearly two months I was expecting to be a little rusty.
But I wasn’t. Not even close.
I was MILES from where I have been with my last practice.
Everything is tight. Sore. Seized up.
I couldn’t successfully hold a single posture the way I had been doing before my latest health hiccup.
And my balance is off.
Today, instead of trying that same routine again I found an easier one.
One that is advertised as ‘Seniors Yoga for Beginners’.
I managed to coax my stiff, sore body into some simple poses.
I did a lot of breath work.
And then I lay on my mat and practiced some gratitude and some positive visualisation of my future ability to move my body.
Flexibility isn’t just about fitness.
It’s about being able to adapt your thinking too.
What is, is. No point fighting it. Adapt. Adapt.
I’ll keep listening to my body, and working with it to help it heal.
Where can you be more flexible today?
Lots of love, Nicole xx