December 12 – Body integration.
This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present?
In October, I did Marianne Elliott’s 30 Days of Yoga. It was an amazing experience for me, and it finally—after years of doing yoga—clicked that yoga is so much more than exercise. On the mat, my mind and body connect, merge, blend and freaking rejoice. It’s not always that way by any means, but when I do hit the mat even if it’s simply savasana, I feel better – and yes, alive and present.
My meditation practice is also becoming more consistent, especially when I follow davidji’s advice to rise, pee, meditate. Even if I spend 5 minutes sitting quietly on my bed before starting my day, the entire day feels better.
My yoga practice also flows better when I spend time in meditation or simply sitting quietly for five minutes before starting my yoga.
Hey – anything that calms the monkey mind chatter helps me integrate with my body. My body isn’t very demanding; unfortunately, that means I don’t listen to it until it yells at me. Yoga is the one thing I’ve found that helps me listen to my body.