For many of us, our days are filled with "adulting". We have work obligations, family obligations, kids, pets, volunteer opportunities, healthy eating, and exercise needs to focus on.
And while we may enjoy these activities and the people that we do them with, they might not all be fun.
Can you remember back to being a kid on the playground? You had no cares in the world. No sense of time. No worries about where else you could (or should) be or what else you could (or should) be doing. You did things purely because they were fun. And you skipped the things that weren't. And if you saw someone do something that looked cool, you tried it out. Without stopping to think or wonder what might happen or to worry about what would happen if you failed.
When you were a kid on the playground you were in the moment. You truly were present.
Stepping onto your yoga mat gives you that same opportunity. Your yoga mat, your yoga studio, can be your playground. Can you allow yourself to take your practice less seriously - in a good way? To approach it with a sense of playfulness, with a sense of fearlessness, to do things simply because they are fun. And stop doing things when they stop becoming fun (hello, 100th chaturanga of class).
Let yourself be present in your body for your time on your mat and set an intention to experience joy. In this week's flow we practice baby crow and (what has been dubbed) teenage crow. They're goofy names and goofy variations of postures. They beg to be taken lightheartedly.
And when you move off of your mat after your practice can that sense of playfulness come with you?
Even just for today, let's have fun. Ok?