It's been a while since I've logged in here, but I've been keeping track of every day on social media (Facebook and Instagram). Positive change is happening and all roads are opening towards the future I'm designing for myself. That's what my yoga practice is doing for me. It's less about physical accomplishments and more about manifesting and clarity.
Physically, yes, I feel like I'm getting stronger. My low back still hurts, but a lot of practice is rolling around on the floor and strengthening my core.
Energetically, this has become like a multivitamin I take every morning. I can't imagine a day without at least 15 minutes of warming up my body and breath.
Emotionally, I am finding great ways to soothe and regulate my nervous system. Because there's so much change afoot in my life right now, I've been waking up with anxiety. My morning practice helps me rein that in.
Spiritually, I feel like I'm connecting to something bigger than myself. Naturally, I find myself being drawn back again and again to kirtan, a type of devotional music that is yogic in nature. Although its roots are in Hinduism, I think of the different chants as opportunities to connect to the (non-denominational) Divine.
My yoga therapy education and practice has led me to work with the dying and grieving. That is my calling, and I am excited to employ all of my talents and interests into serving this population.
What is your yoga practice cracking wide open for you? Comment below.