Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I practised early this morning because I’m finally, *finally* getting into the routine of waking at 6 a.m. again.

The afternoon naps help a LOT. I’ve been taking a nap nearly every afternoon at 3:00, whether it’s a heavy teaching day or not. I never sleep for long, just 30 minutes tops. But I feel so much better in the evening and it’s *much* easier to get up in the morning.

I’ve been meditating in the mornings and recently, I noticed that I no longer have issues with falling asleep during my meditation. I hadn’t made the connection before, but I wonder if the afternoon naps are helping me stay alert in meditation?

Whatever the case, it’s working for me. I joyfully sing the praises of a career that allows me to nap regularly. I’m so blessed!

I switched things up and used the Sharath Led Primary CD for my practice this morning. I wasn’t feeling particularly bendy, but I was able to bind in Supta Kurmasana all the same. I guess that bind is here to stay.

Halfway through my practice, the sun came out for the first time in about a week and I basked in sunbeams all the way through my seated poses. I could practically feel the Vitamin D tapdancing on my cells. Sweet sunlight!


babs said...

Oooh, the afternoon naps sound divine!

Claudia said...

that is a very interesting connection, that the nap would help you stay awake and present for the meditation, great!

Kaivalya said...

It surprised me, to be honest. I think that's why I didn't immediately make the connection. But I have noticed that I seem to do better on 8.5/9 hours of sleep per night. Right now, I'm sleeping for 8, napping for the .5 - perfect!