The last few days I have been in a bit of a funk. Not really depressed or sad, just…gray? I am not sure how to explain it. It’s been fairly cold lately and I find myself just hanging out in bed, so that my feet stay warm under the covers. This cannot be good for my mental state.
I have really been successful in my new expansion into teaching yoga. I held a sold-out yoga workshop at Freedom Fitness that received great feedback and I felt really great about how it went. I have taught several classes at Hot Feet Fitness where I have also received great feedback. I am also excited about teaching an upcoming Partner Yoga Workshop on Valentine’s Day and I get to teach a few classes at a local elementary school which will be a lot of fun. So, I know my ‘funk’ is not about teaching or being bored because it is a lot of work to prep for each class and I am definitely not bored.
I have also had several positive social interactions lately. I had an opportunity to see several of my friends from yoga teacher training at a small get-together that I hosted this last weekend. And I have had the pleasure of having several of my friends show up to take my yoga classes. Steve has even attended a couple of my classes and said he might actually like yoga!
However, I haven’t been able to really practice much yoga lately. Perhaps that is where my funk stems from? Teaching is physically exhausting and therefore although I have done some type of home practice every day to practice the sequences I plan to teach, I haven’t attended a class in a week. So, my goal today is to get out of my pajamas and go to a yoga class and just absorb the yoga without expending mental energy. But, right now my little kitty Toro is snuggled up to me snoring quietly, so I don’t really want to move. He, however, has no hesitations in waking me up in the middle of the night so that he can attack my feet through the duvet.
To acclimate myself for my upcoming Baptiste Level One training in Arizona, where there will be NO CAFFEINE, I am restricting myself to one cup of coffee a day. That could definitely be the funk culprit!
The thing to remember when I am in a funk is that it is a temporary sensation. Just like any other emotion. All emotions are fleeting and will soon morph into a different feeling. The great thing about exploring a wide range of emotions is that it allows us the ability to truly appreciate the positive emotions; to recognize and relish when we are happy, content or excited. Acknowledge when you are happy and acknowledge when you are not. Share your feelings (well, to a limited extent, I mean, the random person you sit next to on the bus probably won’t care if you have had a good day or a bad day, but your friends and family will definitely want to know).
I hope if any of you are feeling a touch of the blues, or the grays, that you reach out to a friend or reach out to me so that we can all stay connected. Feel free to comment below or contact me if you wish.