Monday, December 14, 2009

Down & Out

It has been an emotionally heavy weekend. Lots of things going on on the personal front, stuff I don't wanna talk about here coz it involves other people too, not just me.

So... things will probably be changing and shifting again in the not too distant future. And I will talk about it again when the time is right. There's too much uncertainty at the moment, which adds to the heaviness.

Suffice to say that backbends, those glorious heart-openers, were pretty tight and shrunken today. I never usually have a problem opening those shoulders (except for a slightly tighter left side)... and dropbacks were shit. I grazed my head (more like PLONKED my head) on the mat all 3 times I dropped back coz I just couldn't open the upper back/ shoulders enough. Or maybe I wasn't concentrating hard enough.

And the tears came in Savasana (thank goodness for my eQua hand towel which doubles as my eye pillow... and tears-mopper-upper today.)

Whoever thinks the physical body can't be connected to the emotional body is thinking shit, coz this is clearly not woowoo stuff. I felt it in today's practice.

9 comments:

  1. Hell, I'm so sorry you're going through stuff. It's another place the practice is an amazing barometer, isn't it? I remember fighting back tears in the closing pranayama once, when my son was going through a rough time at school. I hadn't been consciously thinking about it, but still the tears came.

    Huge hugs your way, hope you're feeling a little more your usual self before too long. xoxo

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  2. Thanks Lew, much appreciated. It'll work itself out, it always does. It just sucks before it does. I give up! I surrender! :) xxx

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  3. Bless, have a hug. Well done for making it to your mat. I'm sure it helped.

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  4. Yes I'm with Helen, well done even making it onto your mat with all the other stuff going on. I know when I've had things happening I didn't dare get on my mat for fear of what might come out. Make sure you go easy and remember that the practice will sustain you - so don't let it finish you off if you're extra tired, be gentle with yourself.xx

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  5. Thanks guys, really appreciate your kind words. Big hugs back. xxx

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  6. Aw! I hope you're feeling better soon.

    I know ALL about crying during practice. And, to agree with everyone- it is a big accomplishment to make it to the mat when one is in such a state. Easier to just stay in bed and be miserable in private. Good work.

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  7. Well... this morning I decided to sleep in and skip practice. I just couldn't. And tomorrow's moon day. Oh well, Thursday will be another day of practice that I'll aim for. Hrmph. Thanks Lizzy. x

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  8. Sorry things are a bit crap, thank god for youtube.
    Hope things resolve themselves soon. Couple of days off the mat not such a bad thing perhaps, you've been pushing yourself pretty hard last couple of weeks. Kind of weird how moon days just seem to appear when you need them most.
    Take care x

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  9. Thanks Grim. The cybershala kicks ass. Really appreciate all of you guys' kind words and it helps. Yup, things will sort themselves out slowly but surely... I think I'm just getting over the initial shock but now trying to plan the way forward. Those rest days helped indeed. :)

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