“When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite [positive] ones should be thought of. This is pratipaksha bhavana.” Patanjali, Yoga Sutra 2.33
Sooo tired. Ever had that dragging, listless feeling when even getting up to make a much-needed pot of tea seems like too much work?
I’ve been experiencing that a lot lately. The past few months have brought some health challenges for my husband, and we’ve been taking the recovery period one day at a time. We took a week at Christmas and went to Grenada, missing the hustle and bustle of the season for the most part. I wasn’t sorry to miss it. Except for getting together with family and friends, I don’t enjoy the crazy hectic pace of the season, or watching the glazed, exhausted look that so many people have in their eyes as they mentally contemplate (I imagine) their never-ending lists of things they need to do before December 25.
It was a lovely break, and now, already halfway in January, looking forward to a new year, and more challenges. More recovery time is needed, and we’re still taking it a day at a time.
Maybe you're facing the February blahs. What do you do when you’re too tired to make a pot of tea but you need to keep going? Here are a few things that might help.
Need to practise the opposite of what you’re doing? A gentle yoga or restorative class might be just the ticket. See the schedule here.
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