Today was day 10 of my 30 day yoga challenge. So far, so good, other than it was the first day where I felt like going to bed instead of throwing out the mat. It was just a long, exhausting day of work. And even once I convinced myself to get practicing, every movement felt like it required more energy than I had inside me. I ended up modifying the intensity of today’s practice so I didn’t collapse in defeat on my mat. Nonetheless, I still practiced for an hour before I relaxed into a savasana that turned into a one hour nap. Obviously a signal that I need more sleep.
Despite today’s struggles, it’s been great to get on the mat every day. I can feel my body loosening up and becoming more skillful at the less difficult poses as it prepares to take on more difficult asana challenges. I usually like to run a lot, but I haven’t ran at all this week because I wanted to see how pliable my body could become if I only focused on yoga. Of course this is a slow, gradual process and most developments only seem noticeable when comparing beginning and end performance, but not necessarily day to day progress. I’m just going to keep moving along in my practice and hopefully a good night’s sleep will bring more energy to tomorrow’s efforts.