If you’re waiting to hear how my personal practice is taking shape, well so far, so good.
There was a lot of furniture shifting taking place in our house that day. One of those tasks that I’m so excited about starting and then after two hours, I’m tired and need a break and look around at the devastation and think ‘What have I done?’
We got there in the end though. My husband complimented me on my ability to recycle things around the home. My initial reaction is not to go out and buy new pictures and ornaments and cushions, you see. I know exactly what I have and how I can make it work in a different room to create an entirely new look. So that’s what we did. And everyone is happy.
And I am especially happy. I have my new yoga studio. Deliberately bare. Uncluttered is a better word. With floor space for three mats. It’s light and airy and spacious. And yes, for the last two days, I have rolled out of bed and onto my mat. My body is so stiff from all the furniture shifting, so I’m taking it easy at the moment, but I’m there. I’m turning up. I’m determined.
And you know what? My husband is turning up too! He arrives just as I am leaving. He’s following an online 30 days of yoga course. I though about joining him in that today. It has its advantages. You do as you’re told. You don’t play it safe and stick to what you find easy. But for me, this is all about learning to listen to my body, doing what is right for me, what my body needs. This is not an easy path for me. I like to be told what to do. I like the challenge of a 30 day programme. It would be fun to practice together. But no, not now. Not yet.
I need to do this part of my journey my way.
So yes. So far, so good. That’s all any of us can say in reality, isn’t it? We never know what challenges are waiting for us just around the corner.
I love my new space. I wish you all could see it and join me in it some time.
I would never have imagined that I would create a room like it, devoted to a yoga practice. How my life has changed!
And that’s a good ting, right? Change is a good thing.
I’m evolving. We’re all evolving.
Each one of us is on a journey, not sure of where the journey will take us.
So far, so good.