Hibernation

I haven’t really done yoga in about 2-3 months. MAYBE once every couple weeks. At first I was super distracted with making jewelry. Then I reinjured an already touchy ligament in my knee from my “yoga pose gone wrong” debacle back in June, and then I started this Metaphysical program and now I just spend all my free time reading and researching. The few times I tried to do yoga felt forced and just didn’t feel good. I thought I was over yoga and that made me really sad and lost. Then I felt bored and thought about joining a gym again, but that didn’t really sound appealing either. So I just decided to listen to my body, enjoy the holidays, and take it easy. I’ve put on a few pounds, lost some muscle definition, and now I’m pretty much back to square one.

Yesterday I put on some music from Jai Jagdessh who sings this beautiful, powerful mantra: Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasard Sat Gur Prasad Ek Ong Kar. “This mantra is the only Kundalini mantra that comes with a warning.  This is such a powerful and creative mantra that you must watch your thoughts and actions after you chant it.  You will be in such a state of manifestation, that your thoughts will accelerate into being.  Luckily, the energy within the mantra itself will help you switch your thoughts to the positive.  It takes your own negative thought, stops it in its tracks and reverses it into positivity. A thought rides into your consciousness to be processed with “Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad,” and comes out pure with, “Sat Gur Prasad Ek Ong Kar.”” {spiritvoyage} You can listen on YouTube HERE}

Something about listening to this mantra and singing along really got me energized and I felt called to get back on my mat.

As I slowly warmed up for my yoga practice I realized I needed to start with building up my core and arm strength again and at first I became mad at myself. As much as I hate “starting over” I actually love slowing it down again. My body begs for a break and a new beginning. I come back stronger, better, and have a new appreciation for what my body can do.

So, for now, I am feeling more energetic and getting back into my daily yoga flow. It’s slow and simple and I’m grateful that I’ve learned to honor what my body needs.

Here’s a few easy, does it, poses:

Also working on a few core poses:

Does anyone else go into hibernation mode at winter-time? How long until you start to come out of it?

Love + Light

Amy

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