It blossomed red and angry at around 3:00 in the afternoon, a roadblock to a deeply productive day and the promise of a muscular, striving yoga class.
I know this condition to be partly emotional, partly pinch for me, and so I stretched and tried to lay off of it as much as possible, which was only partially successful, what with packing orders and such: I hurt.
That's the bottom line, and that is really OK -
let me repeat - I am ok with this pain:
it is a reminder and Heaven knows I truly love me some reminders.
My heart palpitations remind me to slow down, to look at a situation with calm eyes, to choose wisely and carefully what influences surround me.
My emotions remind me that far beneath their tempest of joy and confusion lies true calm, and I can find it even in the wildest chaos - it exists.
Tonight my sciatic nerve reminded me to take it easy: this was both amazing and deeply challenging....
while the other students swept gracefully from Warrior 1 to Warrior 2 to side angle pose I opted for pigeon stretches.... while others leapt forward as I usually do for sun salutations, I did a funny baby crab walk to the front of my mat.
I cried hot tears while my heart opened with deep compassion for the state of my body.
I was embarrassed.
I was deeply and reverently humbled by my newfound limitations.
I don't know if I've had a day in this journey yet that has been so awe inspiring...
it is simply this: in our greatest vulnerability can be found our greatest opening, our most compassionate part.
Invaluable lessons are being taught by our bodies if we can only listen
well and truly take the knowledge
Namaste with all my might,