Thursday, January 29, 2009

resting

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

Namaste'
Yogadiva

3 comments:

Melita said...

I too went to bed a little early last night. My boyfriend sometimes looks at me like I'm crazy when I say I'm ready to go to bed at 9pm lol. I need more sleep than he does. But I agree with you, rest when your body tells you to rest. I enjoy reading your blog very much.

Yogadiva said...

Thank you. I so appreciate all of you who read my blog and especially those who take the time to leave comments!

Namaste'

Pink Heels said...

I find sleep to be equally as nurturing as yoga, comfort food, and a bubble bath! It can be so refreshing to slow down and recharge the batteries.