my yoga practice has been suffering. like painful, teary suffering. but i bought a headband today to keep my frizzy, humidity driven hair out of my face, and once i got my hair out of my eyes, i saw my yoga mat in the corner. it looked so sad that i just had to do a sun salutation.
but that sun salutation turned into another. and tree pose. then triangle. another sun salutation with cat/cow thrown in. and child pose. table top. lying twist. and shavasana. oh how i love shavasana. it's kinda fun to feel every vertebrae click into place. makes ya feel alive.
and i now realize just how much i missed my yoga practice. and how much i need it. my (not inconsiderable) muscles just FEEL better when they are stretched. i feel more centered. more like myself. my awesome, awesome self.
so i've made a deal with my awesome, awesome self.
a little back story here..... i love pumpkin beer. ok, i'll be honest, i love pumpkin ANYTHING! but i especially love pumpkin beer. and now that it's available (damn seasonal beers, i curse you. a pox on your family) i've started stocking up. but i'm not going to let myself have one until i've done at least a sun salutation, a balance, an inversion, and a twist pose. this way i can give myself a reward until the act of the yoga becomes a habit, rather than an inconvenience. so send good yoga thoughts.
and send beer.
lots and lots of beer.