I showed up on the mat today.
I thought about breathing, but I couldn’t.
I closed my eyes, but they wouldn’t stay shut.
I didn’t do a downward dog or sun salutations, but I showed up.
I reached towards my toes with as little effort as possible.
I broke my “no phone on the mat” rule and checked my messages.
I played tug of war with my dog.
I didn’t do a warrior 1, 2, or 3, but I showed up.
I looked around the room and thought about my grocery list.
I didn’t bring awareness to my body or center myself, but I showed up.
I consistently show up for my kids. I show up for my friends, my husband, and my family members. I show up for strangers, social media accounts, appointments, animals, and plants.
I don’t always show up for ME. I don’t always appreciate my body or listen to what it needs. I don’t always feel my feelings, and sometimes I suppress them. I don’t always talk kindly to myself or give myself grace. I don’t always think I’m beautiful or worthy of love. I don’t always remember that I’ve been through some shit too, and that I need empathy just as much as anyone else.
I sat on my yoga mat for 30 minutes today and did nothing. It was messy and imperfect, and I didn’t judge myself for it. The important thing is that I showed up. 💜
Peaceful Dragon Fly Yoga
May 22, 2022