Throughout the week my energy has been low and today when it came time to start my yoga practice my tank was empty. My body was sore and my mind was fatigued.
The thought ran through my mind that I really needed to do something today to work on my core strength. I took a step back and realized my body was giving me several signals that what I needed was to take some time to really relax and restore.
Instead of going through an energetic practice I did a slow restorative one where I did very few poses. This type of practice allowed me to truly let go of tension I was holding in my body and the stress that I was holding onto in my mind.
It was a reminder that allowing myself to listen to my body is more important than doing what I think I 'should'.
Is a 500-hour trained yoga teacher and therapist. He began teaching yoga after a 20-year swim coaching career.