Confessions of a Lasped Yogini
Since it seems to be true confession time around here, I have something to confess:
I hardly ever practice yoga anymore.
I don’t know if I’m in yoga limbo, or if I’m just over it completely. Hard to say. First, my back injury really slowed down my practice. Then, life just got too busy for me to make it to classes very often (the nearest ashtanga class is about a 30 minute drive for me). And then, one of my favorite home practice partners moved away.
In some ways, not practicing yoga makes me feel worse — out of shape, lazy, cranky. But in some ways, I actually feel better; I actually have less back pain when I *don’t* practice, which definitely means something — probably that I’m doing something horribly wrong when I practice. I also feel like cutting back on the yoga practice has made space for me to do other things, like start to train for the triathlon. And have a job 😉
I’d be curious to hear if any of you yogis or yoginis out there have ever taken an extended break from yoga, and if so, how long did it last? What brought you back to the practice — or did you go back?