YOGA

Give Yourself What You Need

This week, I’ve been taking the time to find out what I need in my body, and in my life.

(I also watched a lot of Grey’s Anatomy, and that didn’t really help, but it pass the time during the Snowpocalypse of Houston.)

I thought I needed to workout more, so I took back to back yoga classes, two days in a row, and ended up pulling my trapezius muscle or straining the tendon. Right now, I can barely look over my shoulder. I wasn’t listening to my body or giving myself what I needed. Instead, I was on instagram looking at “yoga people” and pushing myself to reach their standards. Yeah, I know, we all do this so often, we take on the ideals of instagram or of others as our own initiatives instead of looking internally to what we really need. And right now, my body requires rest. My body requests Yin Yoga (I’m waitlisted, ugh, I know right?). And in my personal life the opposite is true, I require pushing forward a bit faster and driving a bit harder, and add adding in some discipline. How do I know? From closing my eyes and asking myself. It kinda sounds cheesy, but seriously, instead of being so cerebral about the choices and the next steps, going with my gut feeling is always the right choice. So do that. Listen to yourself. Give yourself what you really need.

And come to Sunday night Jams at 8pm Montrose.

Playlist from tonight’s class, saxophone song included: