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Day 75: Rest

After a short night’s sleep and a weirdly long time standing in a cold shower, deciding whether or not to buck up and bathe or just be dirty for the day (I think the water heater broke),¬†I’m following up a quote from T.K.V. Desikachar with another quote from T.K.V. Desikachar:

“There is one rule to follow regarding rest: if we need a rest, we take one.”

RestResting can occur anywhere.

Day 74: Beginning

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class with me, I’ve probably shared this quote with you. More than once.

It’s so simple and straightforward, yet so hard to implement sometimes. It’s one of my favorites.

“We begin where we are and how we are, and whatever happens, happens.”
– T.K.V. Desikachar, The Heart of Yoga

It’s an open invitation to all of us to approach every single moment of our lives from our present states, without judgment. We move from wherever we start (and we get to choose if the direction of our movement is positive or negative). We don’t have to wake up each day focused on yesterday or anxious about tomorrow, because we can only begin from where we are and how we are in the current moment.

We are always beginning.