I’ve heard from some hard-core people out there that you should do your everyday no matter what, the only exceptions being a fever or broken bones (and for ladies, i would add during one’s moon and at the final weeks of pregnancy perhaps).
Well, I have neither a fever nor any broken bones, nor am I on my “holiday”, but I didn’t practice today and I’m not sure I’m going to practice tomorrow either.
I did my full practice yesterday and I even played with some preps for kapotasana. I taught a class last night too, though I did very little demonstrating or adjusting. But when I left the studio and returned home last night I couldn’t help but start crying pitiful, whiny tears. My body was in so much pain, I couldn’t help myself but cry a little.
My shoulders, alas, are really acting up terribly. Simply putting on a shirt is excruciating. On top of this I also had terribly sore calves yesterday from dancing and running around on Saturday at a great kirtan led by Gaura Vani (but that totally worth the charlie-horse in my calf).
So, I slept in this morning and then lay out my sheepskin and did some very gentle stretching and some Kundalini to get the energy flowing before my little 2 year old friend Antun came over for some playtime. We went for a walk together and now I’m continuing with the lazy day by making Christmas presents and wearing comfy clothes.
I really hoped that I could just push through this. I hoped that practice would actually heal my shoulders, but my body gave me a very clear signal after the past 2 days of hard practice. :(
I realize I haven’t written a piece for elephant journal in so long. I’ve had a few ideas, I even have one half-finished piece, but I just haven’t followed through. To be honest, I’m a little sick of EJ these days. FY is spending a lot of time with elephant ashtanga and elephant bhakti, so I sort of feel like we are collectively volunteering enough time and energy to the site already.
FY wrote a piece recently that caused a big stir. It was a response to one of David Romanelli’s inane pieces of “comedy” in which he called this woman a “crazy bitch” and then she had a coconut thrown at her head. Not very yogic. At least that’s what we thought, but the main editors of EJ didn’t seem to have a problem with it at all. They actually thought the piece was funny! Ugh!
Here’s Thad’s piece – I would highly recommend you read it. Especially the comments, because the true colors of Waylon Lewis really do shine forth. That’s definitely one more reason I feel disinclined to write for EJ. I do appreciate how my numbers go up whenever I post on EJ, but still, I can’t help but think that Waylon is taking lots of people for a ride. His only costs are the domain name fees. He has no paid employees, including his top-editors, no office space to rent. All of the writing on the site is contributed by volunteers. EJ gets over 40,000 hits a day and he has a gazillion advertisers and sponsors, so someone is obviously making quite a pretty penny off the site. Of course Waylon denies this, constantly repeating his sob-story about his house in foreclosure. Blah blah blah. I know how blog advertising works. I’m not fooled.
Whatever…. I’m going to India soon…..and then I’m getting married…..and that’s all I really care about right now. :)
Love and Blessings