I was feeling mentally flighty and agitated this morning. A while back, I worked in a government office for almost a year (while teaching yoga full-time; yes, I was overscheduled!) and although I loved the job and the people, it was easily the most stressful work environment I've ever experienced. This morning at the soup kitchen, I discovered that a few of my fellow volunteers knew my boss and several of my former coworkers (this was no surprise, as both of them are in the legal profession). So I chatted with them about what it was like to work in that office and we indulged in a little shop talk/gossip.
It was loads of fun, but I was amazed by how stressed out I got even *thinking* about that job. I must have been a basket case when I worked there!
So today I literally *needed* yoga to calm and centre myself. It was interesting to observe how effective my practice is for doing just that. I did feel better after and I savoured every moment of my practice. Yes, I'm back in the 'bliss phase' again. I'm enjoying it because who knows how long it will last!
I photographed my backbend this morning, to get a sense of progress. I don't see a huge difference between this one and late February, perhaps a bit more openness in the armpits and shoulders. Yoga Chickie advises that the Driste is the feet. . If that's the case, my feet may as well be on Jupiter. ;-) Baby steps...