The happiness pill


It was the early afternoon when I started with the first sun salutations. Very soon I knew that it would be a great practice. This is not important if a practice is intensive or not. But important is to practice. I admit before I stepped on the mat I had exhausted myself with cleaning the kitchen. An inner voice protested. Don’t exhaust yourself with daily chores. Exhaust yourself with a yoga practice. Thought and done.

Almost 90 minutes I was on the mat and practiced primary. Today I even pushed me into urdhva dhanurasana. This is a gift from heaven that I’m able to do this again. Thank you.

When I walked to the fruit and vegetable dealer round the corner, I felt so exhilarated that I swore to practice tomorrow again. I felt so stable and also so protected. This practice grounds me.