Summer Cold-Week 5 YTT

This week has been dominated by a summer cold that came on suddenly late last week.

Since I’ve been sick, It’s been a week of work, rest, and reflection. I’ve continued my morning Sadhana, though I severely truncated it. I’ve done no asana work all week long, including last Saturday and Sunday. I’ve woken up a bit early and journaled for a few minutes. I’ve slept in every morning. Since I’m sick, there were mornings I probably needed it. Later in the week, I probably could have gotten up and moved my body a little.

I know fatigue and illness will be my biggest challenges in keeping my morning Sadhana going once school starts back up in August. The excuses for why I don’t need to get up will compile, and I’ll stop doing it.¬†

Except I’m trying really hard to get up and do something, which is why I’ve at least continued journaling. Now that I’m feeling better I’ll integrate the body movement back in again too. I want my morning practice to be something that I take with me through the rest of my life. I just need to use my stubbornness for good instead of evil…

I want my morning practice to be something that I take with me through the rest of my life. I just need to use my stubbornness for good instead of evil…

Inertia is a real thing though, and at 6:00 a.m. or earlier in the morning it’s a strong one. At 39-years-old I know I have the strength to overcome it. But 6:00 (or 4:30) is soooooooooooo¬†early…

Ok, I’m done whining for now…¬†

I’m looking forward to diving back into yoga class. Last weekend I left halfway through both days, because I didn’t have the energy or stamina to do asana. I would have ended up coughing through the entire practice, which wouldn’t have been all that productive. I’m still not 100%, but I think I can maintain. And I’m supposed to lead a 45-minute class. We’ll see how that goes.

This week has also been one of work. I’ve been teaching or assisting in a Mad Science camp all week. The work is only 3 hours, but there is an hour round trip commute as well. I’ve been doing a lot of napping after. Even with only working 4-ish hours a day, I’ve felt really tired. Fortunately I was able to switch the camp I was supposed to teach next week with another instructor. So I’m off for the next two weeks!! I’ve really enjoyed teaching the Mad Science camps, but I also need some real time off before the start of the school year. Having a couple of consecutive weeks off should help me get the rest I need to reboot myself after being sick and being a little too busy…

This week I’m proud of myself for trying to take care of myself through my illness. But I’m also a little disappointed to so easily give up my morning Sadhana practice. But as they say, it’s a practice. I just need to get back on the horse. Have a couple of weeks of reboot time will help with that.

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