I’m skipping yoga this morning. Ordinarily, this class is one I look forward to all week, taught by a woman who has a radiant peacefulness I find centering and powerful.
But this morning, my shoulders are still bothering me. I’ve had two falls while walking dogs in recent weeks, and both knees still have the scabs and bruises. When I sat down to do meditation yesterday morning, what I noticed was that everything vaguely ached–knees, shoulders, arms. Tired, tired muscles.
So, yes, exercise is good for you. We all know that. It keeps you supple, keeps you young, keeps you smarter, healthier, and calmer. I’m a big fan.
But moderation in all things. This morning, I have no desire to go to yoga or take a walk (and the dog has a sore paw anyway) or write or plot or clean something. My mother is coming for a visit. We’ll get outside on this brilliant, sunny day, and have lunch somewhere and look at geegaws neither of us will buy, and then tonight, I’m kicking my kid off the television downstairs so I can watch a video.
I have a tendency to keep going until I fall down. Today, I’m stopping before that. How about you? What can you moderate this weekend? Where do you overdo it?