In preparation for teaching a morning boot camp starting next week (7:15 am, ugh) I have been getting up early every day this week…easing my way into it. I’m not sure that there is any real ease in early mornings for me, I just haven’t been that much of a morning person. Ever. However, I scheduled myself to teach a 7:15am class Monday to Thursday not because I am crazy (I’m not denying that though), but because I feel as though it is something I have been resisting for a long long time, and I am ready to overcome some resistance! Now you might be thinking that you aren’t resistant to getting up early, you just need those beauty winks, or you don’t have to work til later so why not, or who wouldn’t sleep in whenever they could?! My thought is always that Oscar, my dog, needs more morning cuddles and I should be under the covers to keep me warm…which leads to more dozing. Those are resistant thoughts!!!
I know this because I got up early this morning, ate my grapefruit, laid out my yoga mat, and half-heartedly got down to my practice. After taking 45 minutes to do what normally takes me 10 minutes, transitioning to yin yoga for one 7 minute pose, screwing around aimlessly, and then eating a cookie, I ended up here. Writing this. I realized after the first 30 minutes that I was full on resisting my practice. Why? Who cares why. What now is the more relevant question here. Do I push through it and complete a practice anyways? Do I wrap it up and move on to something else (which was this mornings choice)? Do I head out and find a yoga class to go to? Do I look for inspiration? There never is a right answer to anything, it’s all subjective you know, but on this one I guess it’s all a personal choice. I might try doing an online class after this and see what happens…I know I need to get my sweat on at some point today (that turkey baby is still lingering from Christmas…and Christmas Eve…and Boxing Day…uuuugh).
The upshot here is that this mornings practice brought this idea of resistance up for me. I have been resisting a lot in my life lately, and I’m sure some of you are resisting things like your New Year’s Resolutions…or you soon will be. So if you aren’t yet, now is a great time to figure out what to do with that resistance so that you don’t end up sleeping in every morning, putting off your new goals, and waking up in a month to realize that you look like grumpy cat every single day.
What I want to know is what YOU do, or what you plan to do, when you feel that resistance? Or if you even recognize when you are resisting something? Leave a comment below or head over to my Facebook home and let me know what you do!
Have a sparkly day!