Sunday, April 30, 2006

Could it be the blankie?

It was one of those days when I just floated through practice, and it was just lovely! Something just was "right" today. I am wondering if it is a combination of my mindful eating and...get this...for the past two nights...I've been sleeping with...a blankie...

That's right: a blankie.

I take a soft blanket and gather it up in my arms and fall asleep hugging it to my chest, the way a child hugs a bear (or in Adam's case, a "Moomie"). I am not sure what precipitated this blankie thing. But I am pretty sure that there is an anatomical effect of holding onto something solid but soft while sleeping...my shoulders can't collapse inward onto my chest. Thus, all night, my chest remains "open", and I wake up refreshed, and that much closer to having the openness that I need for a nice, smooth practice!

YC

3 comments:

Jody said...

what about your hubby?

yoga chickie said...

Well, someone was inevitably going to ask that question....so, here's my prepared answer: the Husband is a very light sleeper - there is no way that he would be able to sleep with me using him as a yoga prop...

Lauren

samasthiti said...

My husband doesn't like to be touched in his sleep at all. Fine with me, I don't really like it either....We are so romantic.
How about one of those giant body pillows!

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