Yesterday morning I went to a kundalini yoga class and the instructor asked us to set an intention for our practice that day. I ask my students to set an intention as well but I don’t do it during my personal practice. My intention during class yesterday was to experience presence and be powerful in my body. It was the most amazing class! It was a very aerobic and physical class. I kept my focus on the power of my body and I was able to do all the exercises with grace and ease.
Later, I went for a hike in the woods and set the same intention. I could feel the power of my body as I went up and down the forest hills. This morning when I awoke I was a bit sore from all the vigorous exercise of the day before but I still felt the power in my body. Why is this such a surprise? I have been challenged for the past two years with a back injury. I have made tremendous gains. In the past if I had that much physical activity it would take me a week to recover. I realize I have been separate from parts of my body, namely my back. I have not put my full self in my body and as a result my body has never fully heal.
I do realize this is one experience and I need more research to come to a conclusion. Yet, it gives me something new to work with. I have become complacent in my back health. I was beginning to think that this was the best I can do. I was beginning to believe that I would forever have good days and bad days. Why not believe I can have forever good days? I want to play with this experience some more and see where it brings me. I will keep you posted.