Day 1 is over and i'm winding down in bed ready for the meditation. I just wanted to share something with you guys: doing the backward bending in today's yoga routine hit me hard. At first it was uncomfortable but as I fell deeper into the pillows under me I started losing tension in different parts of my body and my chest was opening up... Out of nowhere I started crying. At first i was taken aback - but then i remembered what my old yoga teacher used to say about backward bends, how they open you and help you release pent up emotions from your heart and the emotions stored in your joints. I let go and enjoyed that moment, feeling what was weighing me down slowly leave my body.
I wanted to share this experience as a reminder to myself and others that as we start these 8 weeks, let's remember to keep our emotions in check. Be aware of what we feel and what we put inside of us and how that impacts what we give to the world.
Much love to you all.
(P.S. I cheated and had some hummus for dinner along with clementines as a snack. That's okay... Right?) :)