My Yoga Practice Now
Prior to having Tallulah, I taught weekly hot power vinyasa and candlelight flow + restorative classes in a beautiful studio. I regularly taught a senior yoga class to a group of the nicest folks at a local church. I took classes weekly at my studio and thrived on the energy of the space as well as pushing myself to nail certain poses.
Now? I practice 7 sun salutations on my living room rug in a dark house at 5:45 am. It's not rigorous but it is invigorating. Then, I sit in silence and meditate for as long as I can. I do a gentle yoga sequence in my bedroom by candlelight before bed which always includes hip openers, legs up the wall and a lengthy savasana. Sometimes, I will take an online class but mainly I just listen to my body and then do what it needs. I teach when I can, almost always in a format accessible for moms because that is where I am. I have taken a grand total of 4 yoga classes outside my home in 14 months and you know what? I finally embody and live YOGA.
Yoga isn' t about having the most beautiful yoga pants or nailing a perfect arm balance. It isn't about pushing yourself to sweat through a sequence or attend a certain number of classes a week. Yoga isn't even about movement. Yoga is the yoke (or joining) of mind and body and however (or wherever) you practice and connect is perfect.