All posts tagged: serene

Day 23: Reset

Driven by kernels of cautious optimism, I make my way to yin practice with Vanessa. Coincidentally, I am reminded of university as I settle in on the mat and Vanessa tell us that today’s practice will be enhanced by mantras which she will share with us as we get into each pose. I’m ready to learn, and take mental notes.

Day 22: Truth

My truth is that my knee hurts, and this is simply a fact, not something I am required to have an opinion abut, judge, or be angry at. It just is. My only reaction is to accommodate, or acknowledge and allow it to be, and to move through the remainder of my practice in a way that serves me, and my knee. It doesn’t have to be one or the other.

Day 17: Progress

As a student of tennis, my expectation of progress has been highly biased. From lesson to lesson with a racquet in my hand, the progress is discernible, not just from session to session, but even throughout a session itself. It’s a continuous ego boost; a potent drug with no harmful side effects.¬†Yoga is the opposite.