There are those days when everything feels like an uphill battle. When the inclination to do nothing at all is so great it typically wins out. We are left feeling unproductive, unmotivated, and with a general sense of malaise regarding our existence. These days happen. Maybe not for all of us, but I for one am no stranger to this experience. It’s difficult to be strong all the time, it’s difficult to always do what we’re supposed to do and somedays we just fail. It’s easy to feel down when this happens, and after it happens once it becomes easier for the cycle to repeat.
The way to nip this cycle in the bud sooner rather than later is to totally and completely have the experience of doing nothing, of “wasting” time. Allow yourself to be fully present and melt into the fruitlessness of the moment. We all know life is a series of ups and downs, this will not change. However, to ease the downs we must break our attachments. The more we force ourselves to be where we are not, the more attached we will become to activity of conquering ourselves. This is detrimental to our evolution. By doing this we are simply creating more stress within us. Be where you are and you will no longer want for anything. That is how the cycle stops.
Yoga Practice: Savasana (Corpse pose)
Savasana is the ultimate relaxation pose. While lying in savasana we let go of all worries and all life’s demands.
- Lie down on the floor with legs apart.
- Arms are positioned so there is a space between the torso and the arm.
- Breathe slowly and deeply into the area behind the navel.
- Stay as long as you like.