a moving meditation

Today is one of those days where the 30-day challenge will be hardest. We had a major snowstorm last night and this morning, and so I had to wake up crazy early and drive really slow for tens of miles. I’ll be conferencing with students all morning, which is intense and exhausting (but pedagogically worth it!), and in meetings all afternoon. I’ll get home late and that means I’ll attend Bikram late this evening.

That said, I’ve been surprised by how doable these long days have been. Before the 30-day challenge, I would’ve never considered attending classes on days like these. Because of the 30-day challenge, I now know that it is possible. I have been fortunate in that I have not had a super busy schedule since I began the challenge, so this will be my toughest, longest day yet. I’ve noticed that on days like these, I’m better able to do the “moving meditation.” I’m tired, and so my brain is less distracted. I’m able to move through the poses without all of the unnecessary commentary from my brain. It’s quite enjoyable.

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