Spring is officially here and with it comes powerful opportunities for change. I’m doing a deep cleaning from the inside out. To kick things off I decided to return to my habit of rising early. After hearing the morning prayers from the nearby mosque, I stretch length-wise, roll myself out of bed into the dawn. I start by greeting the sun.
Inhale, sweep the arms up above my head.
Exhale, draw the belly back, tighten the quads, soften the knees slightly and fold forward.
Inhale, halfway lift.
Exhale, step back and chaturanga
Inhale, up dog.
Exhale down dog.
Breathe in. Breath out.
Exhale it all out.
Six rounds of sun salutations followed by some yin yoga has me feeling absolutely euphoric! I feel as if I can do anything at these moments. Yoga. Check. Meditation. Check. Prayer. Check. Coffee. Double check! Time to get at it. As I settle into my chair, I open my Internet browser and it spins, diligently attempting to connect me with the outside world. I walk from the table to check the modem. Hit the re-set button and return to my seat.
I walk from the table to check the modem. Hit the re-set button and return to my seat.