I am on a “treat yo self” kick today. You’re probably wondering where that awesome phrase originated and here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcwxHkXAdmM Thank you Tom Haverford for giving us another reason to celebrate ourselves!
Since I was treating myself today, I decided to pay attention to the fact that my body was feeling extra tired and sore. A lovely way of treating myself (tonight) was trying out my own yoga teaching skills in the comfort of my guest bedroom. I chose this room because I never go in there, which makes me feel less distracted than other rooms in the house. I lit a few candles and put them in the holder that my favorite yogini of all time, Shannon Von Burns, gave me to help me feel at home when I moved to Denver. Although they are homey and beautiful, I think more of Shannon and her beautiful heart whenever I see them. That helped set the tone for a peaceful practice.
I turned on some Pandora “yoga music” (note to self: buy some sort of yoga cd, those ads really mess up a girls’ flow) and guided myself through an hour-long flow. I was amazed by how much I trusted myself throughout the practice and how quickly I was able to push any judging thoughts aside. I was even surprised by how easy it was to tune out my life while I was in my comfortable home. And what I thought was going to be the worst part of my home practice, ended up being the best; feeling my overly loving cat rub on my legs or face during every downdog.
Tonight I found a new love for yoga at home and I think that my cat Jack, the channeling of Miss Von Burns and Tom Haverford are to thank!