I feel like I haven’t slept most of this month with all that I had going on. And to top it off, I’m sick with a fever, nasty hacking cough, chills and body aches. I think this is my body’s way of forcing me to rest.
So often, we’re reminded to listen to our bodies in our asana practice. Find your edge, but don’t push yourself to the point of self-harm. I wonder why this is such a hard lesson for us to follow outside of yoga.
How many times have I overstretched myself with social commitments? Sacrificed proper nutrition because I’m too busy to eat real food? Stayed up too late doing frivolous interneting just to pay the price when the baby wakes at 6 the next morning?
I’ll be taking the last 5 days of this month a little bit easier in hopes that April will be less hectic. And then maybe I can get back to a regular practice and let my body find some normalcy again. I think I’ll start with some soothing chai tea.