If you’ve stayed with us you might recognise the image at the top of this blog. It’s the view from the sitting room of Flora, our upstairs suite. For the past two days this room has been repurposed, I’ve been using it for yoga practice.
mat, block, and the view from my mat
We have a great yoga class in Seil Hall twice a week, obviously it’s suspended for the moment so our teacher has been sending out weekly sequences for us to follow at home. But I didn’t get my mat out until yesterday, despite all my best intentions.
I didn’t have the time…….
You would now be forgiven for saying “What????” Because time is what we do have at the moment.
That’s where the balance, or lack of it comes in.
You see, although this is the second official week of the lockdown, according to my diary it’s day 15. When all non essential social contact was discouraged two weeks ago, most businesses here closed* and events were postponed. This was disappointing and we had to cancel our prospective guests, but our routine stayed pretty much the same. Yes we had fewer trips out for shopping and none of them further than Oban, but we walked Bramble, worked on the garden (well George did), and did the usual things around the house.
we’re lucky to have beautiful places to walk
I was trying to be busy and felt bad if I didn’t tick off the items on my mental to do list, even when some of those items were fun things. So I decided I would get out my mat and spend a little time being in the moment. Concentrating on what I was doing, instead of worrying what next.
And I’ve stopped feeling guilty about sitting reading my book** when it’s not bedtime.
Isle Yoga – private sessions and mini retreats available when normal service resumes
* apart from food and other essential services
** Middlemarch, I’ve been amazed how much of it could be written today.