Drawing of feet, purple yoga mat

I’ve picked a drawing from the beginning of this year for this post. I’ll probably still make a new drawing at some point later today but I wanted to post something before then and I don’t think I’ve shared this one before.

I’ve spent a big chunk of the last few weeks feeling either very tired or a bit ill. I wasn’t sure if it was the M.E, another cold/virus or a bit of both. Whatever it was, I needed to rest quite a lot and even when my naturally stubborn nature tried to push through, my body just wasn’t having any of it so, rest it was.

Among other things, that meant that I missed my weekly yoga class for about 3 weeks. I’ve been going to the same place roughly once a week to do yoga for about 4 years now.

Because my energy’s usually in short supply that class is a sort of cornerstone of my week. It gives me an opportunity to be out among other, like-minded people and now, familiar faces. I have a couple of other things that I do regularly each week that give me some structure and interaction with others but my yoga class is the one I’ve been doing for the longest.

Once a week I make time for myself, where for one hour I just focus on the present moment, away from any distractions at home and it gives me a physical and a psychological boost.

I’ve noticed that when I have a break from it for a while, I gradually start to find myself feeling a bit more stressed or anxious. Sometimes that creeps up on me so, although today’s class was the last one until January, it was good to feel well enough to go back and just ‘be’ for a while again.