There's something magical this year about the darkness. It naturally draws me inward, slows me down, invites introspection. Although the days are very short, it feels like I have twice as much time on my hands and in many ways, I am taking full advantage of that.
My morning ritual seems to last much longer than usual: sitting on the couch with Maggie, drinking my coffee and planning my day until the sun rises... at 8:30 this week! I mean, that's a lot of time, a lot of coffee, a lot of sitting... and I savour every minute of it!
After yoga, I usually walk the dog... and get on with the rest of my chores. Errands, the house, the teenager, the dog again... next thing I know, it's 4:30 and the sun is moving on. Dinner is usually on by then and I'm ready to get back to my couch or my books, and one last walk around the block with Maggie before bedtime... which sometimes happens as early as 7:30 these days! Not the most exciting schedule... but what feels like a natural rhythm.
I know that soon, time will bend in the opposite direction and the sun will lift its head much earlier and my time on the couch in the morning will be much shorter. I so enjoy the privilege of perspective.
Reflect on how your schedule changes with the Seasons, with Light & Darkness, Warmer Weather and Cold?
We all know there's more to Yoga than the poses. But how much more? And what more? And where do we get it? Do we really need more? Why?