After a long plane ride back to NYC from Bali last week, and being under the weather to boot, I was feeling really unmotivated. It also didn't help that I left sunshine and 80 degree weather for clouds and 35 degree days.
Today though, I finally mustered the energy to get bundled up and head out to a yoga class in the neighborhood. I haven't been a student in a class in a few months. Usually, I do my own home practice. However, after a few days, weeks or months off, sometimes I need someone telling me what to do for that extra little kick in the pants.
Turns out it was just what the doctor ordered. The class was completely different than one I would teach or practice on my own, yet it felt amazing! I walked out with a huge smile on my face and a feeling of gratitude for the teacher that led me through the class. Goes to show that sometimes making the little changes or letting someone else do the leading is the key to starting that fire again. We all have our ways of doing things, patterns and habits that keep us motivated. And that's great, although sometimes we need to let go of that control and see what else is out there. Changing it up can spark so many wonderful new ideas, thoughts and perspectives that get trapped in the body and mind.
I'm now feeling inspired (even though still freezing) to take as many classes as I can while I'm here for the next two weeks. I hope to inspire some of you to make a change, small or big, and see how it feels. Try something different!