We have been on the move ever since our first born was two months old. Every couple of years we pack up, sell or give away a lot of our possessions, say goodbye to our friends and embark on a new trail. We moved back to the States this summer after spending two years in India.
This move was not easy to say the least. It was filled with stress and uncertainties, overseas travel and time zones, illness and a two day hospital stay, emotions of all sorts. It was extra hard for me because I was leaving behind my yoga teachers and yoga community, so many dear friends I knew I was going to miss terribly. At the same time I was excited at the prospect of returning to a place I call home and bringing this yoga practice with me and hopefully teaching in the States.
One of the exciting things I was looking forward to was going back to practicing the type of yoga I used to do before moving to India. Fifteen minutes into the class I realized that we change and grow, our taste changes and evolves. The practice that I loved just two years ago did nothing for me anymore.
Going through the move made me realize also how important savasana and meditation are. Through this ordeal of overseas relocation, dealing with sick kids, packing, moving, selling things I would often cut my practice short of savasana and meditation. My door bell would ring, an important phone call would come in, it would be time to rush to an important appointment or my kids would suddenly become needy and demand my attention immediately just as I was wrapping up my asana […]