I’m currently in my Austin Air B n B cozied up in my little twin bed under a soft white duvet. I had teacher training today. And, big surprise, my bod is sore and tired. Nothing to whine about, of course! Perfectly healthy & happy soreness and tiredness. In fact, I’m crazy thankful for this pooped body right now! Being relatively wiped out energetically means two things: 1. My body is physically prepared to practice and learn Ashtanga with David Swenson! That’s freaking rad! And, 2. I’m focused and attentive for all 6 hours of the intensive teacher training. So much learning.
But it also means chill time is mucho necessary. Recovery time, my friends. It’s in shivasana (corpse pose at the end of practice) that the body absorbs the benefits of the practice. Every action needs its equal and opposite reaction. After stimulation, silence. After inspiration, space. After intense physical practice, rest.
For tomorrow is a day full of magic. And I need all of my awareness to sense it.