It’s Sunday night.
Yin yoga night.
Always a reflective night.
As we were working on another deep yoga stretch our instructor said the following and it really hit home.
“The tension you keep in your shoulders and neck…that is like your short term memory.
The hips are your long term memory. You might even feel a release of something you might even know you were holding on too.”
As she was saying this I was in the deepest “square” pose I have ever done. Deep. Head almost to the floor.
I was surprised how open I was.
Her comment made reflect on 2 things.
1) Today’s practice in general I was so much more open…I totally relate that to the wonderful relaxing weekend with the family. Nothing on the agenda. No stresses. Lots of sunshine and fresh air. My body felt that completely.
2) The long-term memory. Those years of crap. It is going away. It is losing it’s place in my life, in my body, in my hips. Those hips are getting more open each week…making room for a lot more goodness!
Hips Don’t lie. They don’t know how to.
And getting a babysitter for yoga night out is probably the best thing we have even decided to do. We find time to talk. We find time to eat. We find time to have fun. This gives us time to be good to ourselves. This gives us time to relax. We are in our own practice, but we are together. When we are finished we feed our bellies and have some mindless chat….then go home and tuck our sweet little lovebug in bed. Really can’t think of a better reason to get a babysitter or a better way to start off the week.