Safe in the Pain

My on-going journey of meditating for two hours a day continues to astound me.  We're talking daily insights, a feeling of clarity and expansiveness, and being embodied in a way I don't ever recall being before.

I hadn't actually realized how much I endeavoured to escape my own body on a daily basis!!  And this is living as a yoga teacher, and practicing daily!  In the past, I was hitting my mat, dropping in, and then within an hour of stepping off of it, my nervous system was sending me back into my head.

What I needed was to drop in even deeper, to sit with everything, and do what I've encouraged my students to do in the past, "Be with whatever wants to come up."

Being with it, I am.  And this is where I am at on Day 11: