Injury has meant “walking the walk” for me.
As we all know there is never a good time for an injury. I’m here to tell you that during the holiday season is definitely one of the worst times. Especially when you have a hand injury.
10 days ago I experienced the oddest injury and the origin of it remains a mystery. I won’t go into details here but it happened to my right ring finger and wow has it slowed me down.
If you had a chance to read last month’s email/blog post, I spoke about slowing down. Well, nothing like having to really embody that lesson myself!!
The morning after this injury I taught a wonderful class for a dear neighbor’s family. Cousins/nieces/nephews/brothers all coming together from different parts of the country. It was such a joyful experience for all of us in a beautiful serene setting overlooking Mt Tam and the tree tops. ( See the picture below)
I was not aware yet of the extent of this seemingly “little” injury, but knew I needed to ask for assistance. And when I asked for help, guess what? There were many people that helped create this sweet class that helped kick off this family’s holiday celebration. What a great lesson for me to simply ask for help.
As far as my holiday experience? Ok, so I’wll admit that I have had a few tears. I simply had to surrender to expecting less, doing less and simply being happy with less. It’s been rough at certain times—but mostly for me and my vision for what I want this precious holiday time to be. My family hasn’t really missed all my “doing” and the running around, that is for certain.
Another wonderful lesson learned.
Classes-my classes, one-on-one sessions, new class at YogaWorks:
My husband, David, is having major surgery on 1/15, my daughter, Lizzy, departs for her five month abroad trip on 1/14.
With that in mind, and me slowly cleaning up after the holidays (my finger is still telling me who is boss), I will begin teaching my regular Tuesday and Wed classes at 9am starting on JANUARY 20th and 21st.
In the meantime, I am open for one-on-one sessions if you want to deepen your personal practice, or want to put together a customized home practice for yourself that will help you work with yourlimitations or injuries.
The private sessions are just an hour and may be just the thing you need to jump-start your commitment in the new year. Just drop me a note and we can find a time to work together here at my home or yours.
I am also thrilled to announce that my very favorite local yoga teacher is starting a brand new LEVEL 1/2 class at Yoga Works Mill Valley this coming Friday Jan 2nd @9:30am.
Her name is Alison Smith and much of what I teach has been based on the way she shares her knowledge. I plan to attend this coming Friday and as many Fridays as possible. I learn something new every time I am in her classes and I simply can’t say enough wonderful things about Alison.
I leave you—and 2014—with one of my favorite quotes. There are life lessons around every corner to be sure.
- For everything that has been, thank you. For everything that is to come, yes!
- Dag Hammarskjöld