The day was a simple one. Nose to the grindstone, really.
Homeschool, check! First batch of tomato sauce, check! Cardamom Peach Butter, started!
Good, everyday work.
At night the rain came. Finally this heat and soupy humidity would be ushered away. With gratitude, I opened the windows to better hear the rain and unrolled my mat. Not specifically deciding to do so, my practice became one of posture holding. Each pose for one full minute. Poses that should be practiced on each side of the body, one minute each side. I was given this practice many years ago and while it seems basic, it can be incredibly powerful as well. Sometimes the simplest things are.
A minute for most people is about 15-20 breaths. Giving yourself this much time to settle in, be with, and release a pose, is a wonderful tool for developing a deep understanding of the posture and how you relate to it. It also encouraged me to slow down and stay strong. Tending to gravitate to a more flowy vinyasa practice, I appreciate this grounding time on the mat.
Slow down, stay strong.