Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life and yet less attached to it ~ Ram Dass
Today I woke up early having gone to bed super early last night (9:30) because I was tired. I woke up just before 7, and did two yoga videos one was an energizing morning practice
by the Journey Junkie followed by the second video, after warming up and waking up the body, which was Yoga With Adriene’s new video a 17 minute Power Yoga Break
weight loss video. So both worked up a little heat first thing in the morning.
Then I did the Daily Calm about non-attachment – to try and not get attached to what should be happening in your meditation practice (and in life!) Or focusing/attaching on what shouldn’t be happening – just accept it with no judgement. We did a body scan, noticing what we felt in each part of the body (or didn’t feel) and letting go of any sensation, pleasant or unpleasant we might be feeling.
I need to try and remember this in my daily life – to let things go more, not be attached and what will be, will be!
Today is the last day of this weekend’s restorative yoga training course, and it’s actually the last 3 day weekend until the very last weekend of the course at the end of November! We just have two 3 hour sessions on a couple of Wednesday nights and then the final weekend! Crazy that there isn’t much of the program left and it feels like we’re just getting started! Kind of irritating, actually. I think the course should be 100 hours instead of 80, then we’d feel more of a solid foundation of what we’ve learned instead of just the briefest introduction before a certain section ends.
Today we’re starting off with a guest speaker, a local yoga teacher (and she was a guest instructor during my yoga teacher training and one of the final exam evaluators), talking about “voices of chronic pain”, because she also has Chronic Pain. Then the rest of today will be learning more about restorative yoga and doing some more practice teaching. It’s difficult because we need to try and slow down “10% more”, and I’m a normally fast talker as it is, do really slowing down in my speech and cadence even more than I attempt to already.
The talk from the guest speaker was awesome – all about her personal experience with chronic pain after being hit by a car as a pedestrian in 2001, breaking her pelvis and fracturing her Tobias, and how she has been living with chronic pain since.
In Tianne’s class we did reclined pose and taught each other, also supported child’s pose and taught each other and also reclined forward twist, and ended with side lying relaxation (with a guided Metta meditation at the end by Tianne)
We got locked out of the studio after lunch – Including the teacher and had to call security who eventually showed up after 15 minutes! So we started class again a little late!
It’s 7pm and I’ve arrived home and I’m exhausted – mentally and physically from the weekend!
I’ll type up my notes from the weekend tomorrow and post them all on the blog soon (Including the last 2 weekends!)