I ached to go to the beach today. But I didn’t allow myself. It’s Monday and I had a number of tasks to do:

  1. Yoga practice
  2. Clean house/clean yoga studio
  3. Write post for www.yogaanywhere.net
  4. Post to Facebook YogaAnywhere x 2
  5. Send posts to social media
  6. Pack orders of YogaAnywhere cards for posting
  7. View week 3 video for on-line anatomy and physiology course
  8. Continue painting project for studio
  9. Prepare content for evening class and teach it
See, no time.
I’ve been complaining about all the things I have to do until I got sick of listening to myself. Now, I’ve broken the back of my long list by just by shutting up and doing them.
It’s about choice. Yoga is about remembering that.
Tomorrow – sunny and 24 degrees – and going for a walk on the beach is back on my list.

vitarkabadhane pratipaksabhavanam

Unwholesome thoughts can be neutralised by cultivating wholesome ones.*
*The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, a new translation with commentary by Chip Hartranft.