The theme of my Yoga practice this morning was Charisma.
The first thing that Adriene said this morning was that we were getting down to “Brass Tacks” which means to get down to the basics or the essentials.
Adriene wanted to take us back to what it felt like to be a child. To remember what it felt like to play and free our body from feeling so stiff.
This found us in child’s pose multiple times which is such a honest, true and relaxing pose. That wasn’t what got to me though. At the end of the practice we did Happy Baby pose. This pose I typically hate, it just feels so silly for a 37 year old to lay on her back holding her legs out and rocking back and forth. If you have no idea what I am talking about, google it and you will see.
It was in that moment that I had a tear trickle down my face…thank you Adriene. I mean today was day 17 out of 30, but I am pretty sure that I have shed a tear or two at least 12 out of the 17 days.
That was exactly what I needed this morning. My whole goal for this summer was to remember to play. A mission that I felt like I was called for in the beginning of the year and then again felt commissioned to find the play again during lent when I was making my way through the Looking for Lovely devotional. This was the main reason why I wanted to spend the summer with my children because I knew that they would help me find my way back.
So today, after I pick up 2 of the kids at 11:30, I intend to go play. We have an arcade on the agenda, then maybe some bowling. We shall see where the day takes us.