Usually I get up and go for a walk before the dogs are up. Then I come back, take them outside, and then feed them and practice pranayama. It snowed, so I couldn’t go for my walk. It’s not possible to get up and sneak down to my practice space without waking the dogs. Buster won’t go outside without a human, which means getting fully dressed, with boots, coat, mittens, hat, etc. Then after the dogs have been out, they, or at least Sadie, must eat. Then Buster finds it necessary to accompany me to the mat. “Off the mat. Off the mat!” He’s doesn’t know that command.
The chest cold would necessitate sitting upright for pranayama, or at least with chest raised. Sitting isn’t so great with sciatica, so I supported my chest with a bolster. I just couldn’t last 20 minutes.
Wow, what a whiny post! I think I will congratulate myself on some Ujjayi breathing and Savasana for 12 minutes. Good job, Mary!
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An alternate title might be ‘Accomplishments: A morning walk, happy dogs, pranayama, and supporting my practice with persistence and self-awareness’…..