A Yoga Practice… and the Performance
Yoga and meditation are called a practice, not a performance. However, I feel like now - during the Coronavirus Pandemic - is the performance I’ve been practicing for.
Rather than the usual day-to-day work-life balance causing me stress, it’s a pandemic and accepting that sitting on my couch is actually being helpful and not lazy or lame. It’s not knowing if my friends and loved ones are safe. It’s not being able to hug them.
So I sit on my meditation cushion and breathe. I move on my yoga mat to ease tension in my body and mind. I chant mantras to send love and peace out to the world. I go for long runs in the mountains to connect with nature. These actions calm my anxiety and bring ease to my body and mind.
This is why I practice. To have these tools ready and available in a moment’s notice. And, while I don’t really like the notion of it as a performance, if others benefit from me sharing it then, to me, that’s a big win too.
And, because I love to look at the science behind it all, I want to share that too if you’re interested.