December is truly my worst month. I’m still emerging from it. This despite the joys of a beautiful holiday with a family I love. It has taken me a long time to see the pattern of it. Is it the light levels? My family history? All of that and more, I’m sure. Truly I want to hide in a cave and instead I have to go to the mall. I hate the mall.
That and a minor injury, already recovered from, but the next thing you know I’m up 5 pounds and the ever delicate marichyasana D bind is gone gone gone. Poor me, there are worse things.
But there is more light now, the holidays are over, and once more a sense of renewal. Always there is this feeling of return, return to the practice, to the intention to make the most of the short time we are given in this human life. It is such a joke the universe plays on us, there is so much to do, so little time.
When my personal practice lags I turn to my DVDs, so once again David G tells me to dip the spine into the body, Kino exhorts me to put my feet under my hands in padahastasana on her 2nd series DVD, has anyone else noticed this snafu? After a while this too, shall pass, and I will regain the momentum to practice in quiet, which is often deeper and more fluid.
I love this picture of David Garrigues and myself, from a weekend workshop in Florence, MA last September. He’s in India at the moment, for like ever, and I’m eagerly awaiting the update of his website to see what he might be offering for trainings next fall. David said many things in that workshop that struck me, and I’m still reeling, but the most important one perhaps was this:
“Everything that is important in your practice, you are already doing.”