There on the floor in “corpse pose” on my yoga mat after and exhaustive Hatha class in my COVID Recovering body and mind I lay still, attempting to focus on my breath - the pace, the depth, the cadence. I soften my eyes and release my jaw and take a breath in, and exhale.
In Savasana I focus on my body - the parts of my body, first with my toes, then my ankles, shins, thighs, hips, belly, shoulders and then my arms and hands. By the time I get to my hands there is a heaviness there - as if each of my fingers is weighed down.
What I focus on feels heavy, I observe. This year there has been a lot of heaviness. Covid has affected us in ways we do not yet understand - physically, mentally, emotionally, financially. It’s deep - at the cellular level.
This month I am listening to the stories of addiction and those affected by it. Learning to be still and listening without judging is a practice. I expect there will be more tears in Savasana but this is how we heal - by listening and practicing compassion. That, my friends, is the way we will get through this together.
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