When the mind says “no”, you can often rationalize to make it think differently. But when the body says “no”, it means it.
I got up at 5:45am, intent on going to yoga but when I got up, my head felt like a boulder, clogged like a drain, I knew it wasn’t going to happen. I went back to bed and got up 3 hours later to go to work. It took a while to get myself ready and get to work. I should’ve taken it as a sign. I arrived at 10:30 and then went to lunch with my colleagues courtesy of my boss, and then left at 4:30. By the time I got home, I felt miserable. Drained and totally congested with a slight fever. I slept for a few hours until The Husband came home, bearing my requests of orange juice, lemons, hot and sour soup from the Chinese restaurant, and Vicks vapor rub.
This whole illness is teaching me patience. I’m not learning it well, believe me. In my mind, I’m thinking of all the work that is piling up and all the doubles I’ll need to do to catch up in the challenge. Despite all the lying down I’ve done these past few days, my mind is quite anxious.
Relax your mind. Realx your mind. RELAX. YOUR. MIND. Open your heart.
That’s what Alicia as she ends her bikram class as we lie in final savasana. Right now, opeing my heart seems a lot easier than relaxing my mind. I know one thing. My body has raised a white flag. It has to rest and refuses to have it any other way. No ifs, ands, or buts, about it.