היום אחד ששה עשר יום שהם שני שבועות ושני ימים בעמרToday is sixteen days, which is two weeks and two days of the omer
A day of strength in a week of compassion
I don't know why I take time off from my yoga practice. It's not just the wonderful things it does with my body. There's such a positive effect on my mental state. I just feel better.
So, why have I had these periods of stoppage? Quite frankly, I don't know. But rather than spend the energy figuring that out, I'd rather approach each return like the first breath of meditation. That first breath is the best breath--your posture is firm yet relaxed; your mind is clear and present. Then, all too soon, you're back in thinking mode. When that happens, I tell my students, reset and go back to that first breath. If, in a period of meditation, you can string together a series of first breaths, you get the present focus you need.
Basking in a new first breath of yoga - hoping I can keep that beginner's mind.