You have to look closely to see, but the pupils in my eyes are ginormous!
So, I’m back from the eye doctor’s office. And this time he said I could return to all my normal activities. Including yoga! I’m so excited. I had heard of other retinal tear patients who were told (or maybe they just chose) to avoid any sort of inversion (so no Downward Facing Dog, no Wheel, etc). Now, do I *want* to work on a handstand? No, actually I don’t. I don’t really like going upsidedown. Am I going to tell my yoga instructor that I’m not allowed to do those intense inversions? No. Because that would be lying, but I’m going to lay off some of the more intense ones for awhile, just because that’s what feels right to me right now, BUT! I’m going back to yoga on Monday.
One of the things that’s happened through all of this is discovering that I truly love my yoga class. I had no idea how much I was going to miss it until I thought I *couldn’t* go. I can go, and I want to go.
I’ve been struggling with going to yoga, there were many parts of me that just didn’t want to go. It’s exercise, not my favorite thing in the work. I often sweat, also not my favorite thing to do. Mom, it’s haaaaaard. . . a voice inside my head would often say as I was heading to yoga.
It will be interesting to see if that voice pipes up Monday morning as I head off to yoga after dropping Keno at the door of the school.
I’ll let you know. In the meantime, I’m really enjoying the cooler weather. It’s gonna rain this weekend! Yes! I love the rain. Not hurricane rain, and I’m grateful that we don’t have hurricanes out here. We get good rain storms, that are sometimes pretty scary, but not like what some of you around the world get.
I’m going to walk out in the rain without my rainjacket on, head tilted back, feeling the rain pelting my face, with my tongue hanging out, ready to catch the falling water.