In the last two weeks I've started coaching a group of yogis, leading a healthy eating challenge, started a new personal training certification, and launched this website and blog - while continuing to work at my 40+ hour per week job. Needless to say, I haven't been practicing balance.
But, my "lap dog" Niko has take on the role of guru today by encouraging me, in his own subtle way, to slow down. I felt like going to a grinding yoga-sculpt class today before heading to work. Niko had other plans. Instead we enjoyed a long winter's walk around the neighborhood and an extended cuddle session. When it was decided that I would miss class, I thought I would instead take to the mat at home. Niko splayed across it. No home practice today.
And now, as I write, he's curled up, half on my lap. Moving to occupy a new task is impossible without disturbing his peace. So, I am forced to enjoy stillness. Niko, has made it so.
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