“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.”
– Virginia Woolf
One of the greatest gifts of yoga is that it teaches us how to relax under great strain. This has by far been one of the most valuable gifts for me. I don’t always get it right but yoga has shown me a way to get there, that it’s possible. To smooth out the breathing when your instinct is to make huffy breaths. To have the strength…..
I came down with a pretty rough strain of head cold last Wednesday and was forced to dial back all my activity. It wasn’t easy to do sometimes. The compulsion to keep running at the same pace becomes ingrained and can be hard to let go of. But at other times I let myself sink into the me that is under and beyond the doing.