For the fun of it
You’ve probably seen a dog in a big stretch, the kind that explains the yoga pose called Downward-Facing Dog.
This weekend I got to witness a honey of a yellow lab who periodically just joyously drops and puts herself into Thread The Needle. I kid you not.
Quite honestly, I am inspired. I now realize I have been holding a belief that moving my body during this time is causing some current physical limitations to be made worse. That “once my body feels better, then I will be able to walk/stretch/exercise/move more intentionally.”
But watching the happiness of this dog, just doing her thang in the simple moments and enjoying it, was enlightening:
What if I also found joy in moving my body, rather than just focusing on pain?
What if I was filled with gratitude in finding this happiness?
What if I gently lean into the discomfort, move through it rather than reacting by stopping, and trust that it will help my body once again find physical harmony in its right time?
I think I’ll start by dancing around the room.
In what other ways might I stretch myself and my thinking?