I made it to another yoga class on Saturday; this one was a combination gentle yoga/restorative yoga. I liked that we did something a little different than the last class I was in; I can see how I would get bored with the same exact routine over and and over.
During the opening poses, while we're breathing and setting our intentions for our yoga experience I chose to set my focus on letting go. Letting go of the pain in my wrist (I have a cyst), letting go of frustrations at work, worries about my husband, and the general things that I fret about daily. I find it difficult to release all that stuff and just trust that it will be taken care of. I do okay at letting the past go -things that are already done, the effect of which I can no longer have influence over. It's the things that are not decided yet that I struggle over letting go. Things I am responsible for at work that won't get done if I don't do them (because they are my responsibility), or things at home that I choose to take responsibility for even though I ought not.
I think I did okay. I felt a terrific non-weight about all that stuff. I used an old meditation trick, reminding myself that I could pick up that care or worry at the end, but for the duration of my yoga I had to let it go. It helps me feel like I'm not shirking a responsibility if I promise myself that I won't abandon my worries forever. I didn't do any crying this time. I almost passed gas at one point in child's pose. I take my letting go very seriously.
And I left all my worries right inside that yoga studio, and didn't pick them up on my way out.