Slowly the morning breaks. Birds sounding off through the open window. I stretch back into child pose while using the softness of the mattress for an easy morning stretch to get the blood flowing. While sitting back in pose my mind wonders. I let it. Why the tears?
MS Can have the tendency to mess with ones emotions. Often new MS patients are put on anti-depressants to help balance out their newly found roller-coaster of emotions. This was one of those mornings. Feeling incredibly low, taking advantage of child's pose it struck me. Last night I was informed that our family was celebrating our fathers 80th birthday in three different locations/times mainly due to my MS.
Frustrating! But I have to remind myself that my siblings both choose to live in the desert which I can't visit during the majority of the year due to the heat. Of course this then bothers me because they choose to live and raise their children in a place I can't visit which is hard not to find as a slam. Although its not about me right?
The fact is, the folks made a plan that works with everyones issues. But it's hard not to feel like a worthless shmuck over this. I want to see my nephews and celebrate as a family. But that is not the plan so move along. Move along....Breathe. Visualize. Adjust. Breathe. Move on....
Yoga move for the moment:
Balasana or Child's Pose.
Benefits include gentle stretching of the hips, thighs, ankles, back. It gentles the mind....
What's your favorite morning stretch or routine?