Every time I take a really great vacation, I feel changed when I return. Maybe it's less of "changed" and more of "remembering" who I am and what's really important to me. I love to take this time to regenerate and just love every moment. No worries about money, career, house stuff, etc. Just loving my family and this beautiful world that we're all blessed to be a part of. It might sound corny, but it's true.
Change or remembering doesn't always run smoothly. Since returning from vacation last month, I've been feeling a bit out-of-sorts. My Yoga practice is always evolving and directly reflects the various stages of life. There was a time I practiced for fitness, for flexibility, for spirituality, for enlightenment, for strength, for peace, for centering, for health, etc. The list goes on and on, and after a vacation it will almost definitely shift. Once again, like a reflection pool it shows me where I am.
For the past few weeks, I've been experimenting with different ways to carry out my practice. Some things worked, and some did not. Finally, things are settling and a new ritual is forming. I believe it's important to try new things and break out of ritual periodically. But then to settle, again, in the flow of something that speaks to you and "just feels right."
As organic beings, we are constantly changing. It only makes sense that our practice and life change along with us.
Stay flexible in all things--body, mind, thoughts, and actions.