Yesterday I worked from 7:15 a.m. (with a short 25 minute lunch break only) until 6:00 p.m. at night. It was a long day. Last night when I got home, my sweet husband had made dinner for us. We talked and ate. I checked e-mail and did a little blog reading. At 8:00 p.m. I was ready to be in bed. So, I gave my honey a good-night kiss and headed up.
One of the lessons I've learned over the years is the importance of resting when we need rest. The practice of yoga has greatly helped me learn this lesson. In fact, the practice of yoga is just as much about coming out of a pose and resting when we need to rest as it is about finding our edge and challenging ourselves in every posture. The bottom line is that we need to pay attention and listen to our body always. This morning I feel very rested and ready for the day.
Here is your yogathought:
"The more our heart center opens, the more available space we have for storage of love and compassion on our hard drive. An open heart awakens us to a true love for ourselves, so we begin to develop profound loving kindness toward all beings."--Beryl Bender Birch