There are days when you come to the mat and everything is seamless. The breath wraps itself around the poses, the poses are strong and solid, the mind is focused. It really is a beautiful experience when the pieces fall into place.
This morning was not one of those days. I woke up with a smile, had light-hearted conversation before practice, played with my dog. I am very happy today. Practice, on the other hand, was not that way – mainly because I felt a little scatter-brained. My breath was smooth, but not even. My body was a little sore, making movement more challenging. And my thoughts……they went from laundry, to cleaning dirt off my mat, to what I should incorporate into my classes, to money and buying a house, and on and on and on…..
By the time I sat for meditation, I felt agitated, and it was difficult. Sometimes it didn’t even seem like I was repeating my mantra correctly. So I sat with it, tried not to judge it, breathed as best I could. When I was done, I gave thanks like I always do, then moved on with the rest of my morning.
How often does this happen to you?