As many of you know, we moved from Houston to Tucson recently and for about two months, my days have become busy with DOing more than BEing. Although I have been present within the busy-ness, I realize how unbelievably valuable the small movements I used to do on a daily basis with each of my private clients mattered to my own body and mind! At the time, I was just going with the flow, leading the practice, observing my clients, guiding and cueing within the moment — but in actuality, my own body and mind were experiencing rhythm, breath, connection with another human being, and movement in a variety of directions.
Since I have been focusing on settling into this new space, and have not yet resumed working with clients, it is in the LACK of doing the small things on a regular basis that I realize their power once again. It is a reminder to me that the smaller patterns I create in life that support me may not be as evident in that moment, but when they fall by the wayside and are replaced with other patterns that are less supportive, wow – there is the gift.
A short daily self-care routine may not necessarily make my legs more toned, but what it does do is keep me feeling connected to myself; to experience where the stickiness is today and ease through it before it becomes something greater; to notice the breath happening so that I remember I am alive and ultimately responsible for my own happiness and freedom. From this latest experience with our move, I am once again reminded of this great lesson that small things really do matter!