“Start from where you are — not where you wish you were. The work you’re doing becomes your path” — Ram Dass. I came across this quote in a beautiful image on my Facebook Pages newsfeed, which I frequently scan through to see if there is something worthwhile to share on my page. Sometimes funny, educational, or inspirational, I only share things that resonate with me. The timing of this quote was quite remarkable given where I am and how I feel in this moment. After sharing, I kept reflecting on what this truly meant for me right now.
The energy this time of year is exciting and joyous, but can also be draining and heavy. Between wrapping gifts, baking cookies, and visiting loved ones it is easy to let your yoga practice slide. My plan is to keep things simple through doing no-fuss restorative yoga poses. Legs-Over-a-Chair does not require any fancy props; just somewhere to elevate your legs. It soothes the lower back and hips, refreshes the legs, and provides a gentle boost of circulation to the upper body. It is especially delicious after a long day on your feet, after a flight, or if you are generally fatigued.