Most of the time I’m not sure where I’m at with my practice.
(I tend to substitute ‘my practice’ at any given time with ‘my life’, to get to the bigger picture).
- Am I doing enough?
- What should I be working on?
- Is there enough time in the day?
- What comes first?
- What’s most important?
I used to get, oh, so bogged down in the details. I would be stuck because there were so many areas I needed to work on, I didn’t know where to start.
What I’ve learned over the past 3-4 years in looking at the research, the evidence about movement, manual therapy, yoga, etc. it’s become clear to me it’s not so much what I choose to do
… but that I choose to DO something.
Today I will go for a skate. Hopefully, I will remember to do a few useful stretches / movements before I begin. I know that doing these will be of benefit to me. Particularly in the cold weather and, well, because I’m getting older.
When I feel the muscles in my back, shoulders, and face tighten from the cold I will try to remember to release some of the tension there. Soften.
I will try to remember that LESS is MORE.
I’ve only been skating once this year, so it probably doesn’t make sense for me to skate the WHOLE canal.
Listen to the whispers that tell me when I’m feeling fatigued.
It is enough.
Sit back down. Unlace my skates. Grab some hot chocolate and call it a day, … well done.
What will you do, today?