OK - I’ve had dinner. the annoying kid is in bed, and I’ve got a few minutes to myself. I’m going to do this video, and try to do one a day for the next 30 days. Several of those will likely be in lockdown, so it should be easier than usual, theoretically.
Reason I’m choosing (and sharing) this one is that this 30 day yoga journey “Yoga Camp” is from 2016. That was when I had just had DS, who screamed ALL the Time, and we were in Hobart, in a 3 storey House on the side of a very steep hill. It was so windy and steep that I couldn’t get the kids out in the pram, most days. And DS hated the car, so I couldn’t drive far, and I had nowhere to go, anyway, since I didn’t know anyone. It was a really tough time, and often I would not leave the house for days at a time. The most exciting outings were to Coles.
I was going a bit crazy, and I remember saying to myself that I have a choice, here - I can either give in to my insanity, and rage, or I can choose to strengthen and grow. I somehow found this Yoga Camp online and did it, fairly consistently, almost every day. I honestly feel like it saved my life, or sanity, or both, at the time. It was like my own personal lockdown.
I think this Covid lockdown is harder, because the whole world seems to be falling apart and there doesn’t seem to be much to hold on to. But the thing with yoga is that it always brings you back to your breath. No matter how shit everything is turning - you always have your breath with you, and you can always tune into it for nourishment, support, and strength.
This has turned into a little sermon, as most of my posts tend to do, so I’m going to end it there, but just post this here so if anyone wants to join me (I have no mat or yoga gear - I’m just in my pyjamas on the dirty carpet in the space that I’ve cleared between the kid’s crap and DH’s socks) today or any other day, perhaps we can support each other in just doing this one thing that might help make things better. xo
https://yogawithadriene.com/yoga-camp-day-1/ Just in case that link doesn’t work