I love yoga. Especially hot yoga. Some may call me crazy, but the peace of mind I get from sweating myself silly, bending myself into difficult positions and then remembering to breath is a phenomenal experience. Today, the yoga instructor, during our rest in the middle of class, talked about not letting our past practices dictate how we felt about today’s practice. We must take our bodies at its current state, assess its ability and then do our yoga being compassionate considering how we are doing that day. We shouldn’t, the yoga instructor cautioned, allow our desire for a future perfect form force us to go beyond our capacity today and thus hurt ourselves. As the sweat made rivlets down my face and dropped onto my purple towel, I took her words to heart and decided to apply them to more than just my yoga.
– Think doing this in a 100 degree plus room…now that’s what you call relaxation