A Sutra a Day: II-24 – Holiday from Yoga?
I’m taking a little vacation from blogging this week, after today’s post. My husband and I are travelling to Sydney to be available to my step-son before his wedding which is on Saturday. It’s an exciting time. I remember the day Daniel and I wed as one of the happiest days of my life.
Is it possible to take a vacation from yoga. Nah! Not really. Even though, this morning I skipped my early morning practice session, and it’s likely there will be a few more such hiccoughs through the week because of general busy-ness. This week is just a little parenthesis in the middle of 40 years of practice.
My yoga tank is full. I was sitting at the manicurist’s this morning getting my nails done, and instead of thinking anticipatory thoughts about the wedding, I was thinking, ‘How might I enrol this young woman who says she doesn’t do any exercise in coming to class.’
See, I’m a subversive. I have hidden agendas. You might think I’m carefully listening to you talk on a subject, but all the while I’m scheming on getting you along to my underpopulated Saturday morning practice class. Or, maybe how I can get you to buy some YogaAnywhere cards for your home practice.
Only kidding 😉
I do try to be present most of the time, and I’m happy for feedback about when I’m not. That’s really the only way to grow: using the way others act as mirrors so we can find, improve and enrich our Selves.
The absence of clarity in distinguishing between what perceives and what is perceived is due to the accumulation of misapprehension.*
*Patanjali’s Yogasutras, translation and commentary by T.K.V. Desikachar