Today's Reverb 10 prompt: Body integration. This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn't mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present?
Without a doubt, it's any time I'm doing yoga. This photo was taken at a yoga "flash mob" where we did sun salutations on the sidewalk next to an busy street, and yet I was able to tune out all the distractions.
I love the ritual and the pacing of a good yoga class. It calms my thoughts, relaxes my chronically tense muscles and makes me feel like the ideal version of myself. The feeling generally lasts for hours, if not for the rest of the day.
Unfortunately, I don't make it to class as often as I should. I practice at home from time to time, but usually only one or two asanas to address some kind of physical issue. It's no replacement for a whole class that's united in practice from the moment everyone's voices join in unison to chant "Om..."
I don't know what my life is going to be like next year, but I'm going to try my hardest to make sure it includes plenty of yoga. Fortunately, my sister is opening a new yoga studio in early 2011, so that should make it easier!