Hello and Happy Monday,
Congratulations on doing such a great job these last two weeks. What long weeks they were and here we are in week three of our "adventure". Please don't think I don't take this crisis lightly, I'm trying my best every day to see the silver lining. My hope that everyone is doing well, feeling well and trying their best to also see the silver lining.
Checking in is what I wanted to write about today. Have you been checking in with yourself during this time? I realized in the midst of all of this, I haven't made time for me. I haven't checked-in, and when I don't check-in, all I want to do it check-out. I check-out through social media scrolling, by figuring out how to record a better yoga video, by anything that keeps me from myself. The less I check-in, the more I check-out. I was finally able to do some checking in yesterday. Earlier in the week, we had a big pile of mulch delivered and it has been sitting in our driveway. So Joe and I weeded, mulched, and we shoveled countless piles of mulch into the wheelbarrow. We weren't interrupted by anything and for almost 3 hours we worked outside, without the phones, without much talking, and completed work is fulfilling. The truth is, I can't always sit and meditate. I need to move in rhythm in order to check-in sometimes. That shoveling did it for me. The rest of the night I was at ease. I had no desire to check out.
How are you checking-in? Are you meditating, painting, running, doing yoga? Please let me know, the more ideas are out there, the better equipped we will be.
I also have good news. You can now sign up for more than just the classes I'm offering this week. Classes will now be held in Zoom, this is a free download. If you are a member of my webpage, I will still be uploading these videos to my page for access after class. Thank you for being so patient with me as I figure this out. I also wanted to remind you, I am very grateful to be able to offer Pay What You Can classes. I realize that these are tough times for many and these practices are so very crucial. If you are worried about not being able to pay, please receive these classes as a gift from me. If you are able to pay, thank you so very much.
Weekly classes are as follows, join live or as you wish on my webpage. (register to become a member to have access to all the classes I've done so far)
Monday 9:30 am Yoga Flow
Tuesday 10:00 am Gentle Flow
Wednesday 9:30 am Pilates for Yogis
Please remember to sign up: http://www.jesspurtellyoga.com/schedule.html
With so much love and virtual hugs,