Hello there, friend,
Last week, when I was at yoga, the most beautiful thing happened. We finished our hour of practice, which I found to be much more restorative than challenging on that particular day, and headed into the relaxation at the end. I laid on my back, closed my eyes, and focused on my breath.
Then, the teacher came up behind me, knelt down, and rubbed my shoulders and scalp for a minute. She gently pushed my shoulders down as if to say, "Relax, it's all right," then moved on to another student and did the same thing. I was the first and in the at moment, I was concerned that the amount of stress I was carrying to was so obvious it required intervention. But, no. It was for all of us.
I carried that feeling of rest through the remainder of my afternoon. I felt lighter and precious, like a child. Sometimes I am so caught up in the daily living and all the doing, I wonder if I'm taking time to rest, connect, and restore my soul. As I head into this weekend, and another yoga class this afternoon, I hope to practice kindness toward myself and find the restoration I need after another crazy week. I hope you do too!