mulling things over

Checking in

The benefits of daily practice are just now coming back to me, after 6 weeks with only a couple of misses.

Benefit #1 – When you do something every day, you don’t evaluate it or even think about not doing it. You just do it. I can’t remember the last time I skipped brushing my teeth, for example. So now my morning practice is wedging itself into place in my routine. Yesterday I didn’t get to practice, for a variety of reasons. All day I felt sort of edgy about it.

Benefit #2 – Gosh, I’m more flexible already!  I sat on the floor today, not on any blankets, in Dandasana (staff pose), and I did not have to push against the floor to keep from flipping over backwards.  (I know this is not an issue for most people, but those iron hamstrings are what make seated poses so hard for me.)

Benefit #3 – I’m much more aware of my breathing all the time.  And more peaceful.

I’m going to stop there so I don’t sound so much like a Pollyanna.  I might add a few later.