When I began this 30-day Challenge, I somehow did not consider that Thanksgiving would fall in the middle of it. However, the great thing about said challenge is that it has helped me prioritize my practice. Even during the craziness of Thanksgiving, I was able to find a few minutes to do some sun salutations. That said, I have to confess that yesterday I did not end up doing a physical practice or a meditation; in the traditional sense, at least. Instead, I was spending the day with my best friend (aka my Twin) whom I hadn’t seen in over TWO YEARS! Clearly we had some major catching up to do.
We spent the day visiting some of her favorite places in the city as well as some new ones that she hadn’t yet been to (Eataly anyone?) since she moved from the city to Seattle 3 years ago. There were Starbucks holiday cups, incredible food, and tons of laughs reminiscing about college and our time as roommates here in NYC. It was so wonderful to reconnect with a great friend after so much time. Even though I didn’t do a physical practice, this day definitely left my soul feeling fulfilled.
Today I went to the open-level community class at The Yoga Room in Astoria. I was pleasantly surprised to notice that my flexibility has increased noticeably in the last few weeks. It used to be that my heels would kind-of-maybe reach the mat in downward facing dog by the end of my practice, and that was only sometime. However, today I noticed that my heels were skimming the floor on my very first down dog, and completely touching the ground by the last one! My forward folds are also deeper, which shows that my hammies are getting flexy…now I just have to keep working on those hips!
Have you noticed any differences in your practice recently?