Well, it's been a long and informative week. Having broken my wrist due to being pulled to the ground in a roller skating rink by an adorable six-year-old, I have learned a few things about operating with one functioning hand in this world.
Things I can do with one hand:
... Get my 15 year old differently-abled daughter dressed and get both her leg braces on.
... Pack lunches and prepare meals, though not well or with gusto.
... Cue yoga poses without demonstrating!
Things I cannot do with one hand:
... Unscrew lids.
... Latch bra straps.
... Test for my taekwondo green belt.
...My hair. ( Please enjoy my new hairstyle for the next to 4 to 6 weeks which I am calling "Laura stuck her finger in a light socket")
Things I did not do well with 2 hands, which I now must learn:
... To be vulnerable.
... To ask for help.
... To let go of the need to complete the to-do list, along with the resulting ego boost that went with feeling productive and accomplished and completely in control.
... To let myself feel the normal flow of emotions, like frustration, anger, sadness, blame and self pity, and to know that these feelings will pass without destroying me.
...To trust that what I can do is enough.
You don't need to attend an asana class to practice yoga. Every moment presented is a chance to express mindfulness, devotion, and surrender.
I want to share with you the yoga I practice, teach, and live.