In Sickness and in Health

 

Last week I was afflicted by flu, the effects of which linger on.  Practice is at a stand still, although I have high hopes of getting onto my mat today.  

It puts things into perspective.  When you’re ill you stop obsessing over whether you nailed this or that posture, and you just think how nice it would feel to flow into upward dog without coughing.

The video above illustrates worthwhile goals, to be strong and flexible throughout one’s life, and to attain a quiet grace and beauty at age 74, or any age, born of years of reflection and practice.  

“All sanity depends on this:  that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh.”

– Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

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3 thoughts on “In Sickness and in Health

  1. Hi Deborah,
    I hope you’re feeling better now. 🙂 You have such a terrific blog. Thank you so much for sharing this video! I found it really inspirational. I actually posted it to my blog, too, with a link to you in the post and in my sidebar, if that’s okay. Check it out, if you have a second. Have a great day!

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