This is day 3 of the fall detox and while the adjustment has gone smoothly, the antici . . . pation is mounting.
Last time, we had no idea what to expect. We didn’t know how our bodies, minds or spirits would react. This time, we are eagerly anticipating the bearable lightness of being; lack of headaches and body aches; heightened levels of energy; and deep, restful sleep.
It’s just like the anticipation I feel when I unroll my yoga mat. That first deep breath signals new rhythms in my body and the quieting of my mind. I look forward – no, I actually, crave – those feelings. And it’s not always easy. Sometimes that first Dog Down can be mighty painful (like that first bite of kitchari!). But slowly and surely those muscles and joints begin to open up and whisper, “Yes, that’s exactly what I need.”
To truly detox, we need to start with an open heart and an open mind. From there, each small step we take brings us closer to our true, pure, unadulterated and joyful selves.
So whether you’re throwing down some kitchari, flowing with your breath or lowering yourself down in chaturanga, don’t overlook the transformative potential of your practice.
The best you is waiting — with antici . . . .pation — to come out and play!