Day 12 of the April Intentions yoga challenge and I worked my hips in Lizard Pose (Utthan Pristhasana), one of the prep poses for Eight Angle Pose (Astavakrasana). My intention was comfort: find comfort in each posture; gain comfort from each posture.
Some days it’s hard to let go of my constant focus on form and just feel my way through my practice. Today it was surprisingly easy.
I didn’t agonize about arm balancing. I just picked a posture that was perfect for my practice now. I didn’t worry about what I looked like. I just set up and sunk my weight into the asana and enjoyed each breath.
I didn’t think about missing my favorite morning class, my son’s pink eye, or my laryngitis. None of that mattered in the moment. I was at ease. I was relaxed. I was calm. I was comforted.