Day 22 of 40
At the halfway point in my 40 days to master a yoga set challenge. I somehow made it through the exhausted and angry phase of PMS…which is why I’m back to calling it a challenge! I am cleansing and getting rid of some stuck “stuff” both physically and emotionally but it’s hard to support it with diet when you just need “comfort” food…I’m finding it very easy to give into cravings for wine, coffee with liqueur, and chocolate. Hopefully I can recommit to eating healthy now that I’ve made it past the hardest part of the month!
It is recommended to do Sadhana every morning during the ambrosial hours of the day. I have dedicated 6 days out of the week to 5 or 6 in the morning. Sundays I’m allowing myself to sleep in (if 7am is “sleeping in”) and do yoga when it’s convenient, since I prefer my long runs first thing in the morning anyhow. Doing the set later on Sundays lets me see how far I’ve come in my practice as the body is more flexible later in the day. Plus I can stretch out that long run.
I’ve given precedence to the physical yoga and I’ve let my meditation practice slide. I haven’t spent enough time in prayer and gratitude in the ambrosial hours. For the second half of this yoga challenge I am going to create space in the morning for long “Ek Ong Kar”s and several minutes of meditation at the end. This might mean getting up at 4:45 instead of 5:00 but I think it might just do the trick.