here’s something to try if your lockdown practice is feeling mechanical or boring or unproductive.
come to all fours and forget everything you know about cat pose – this is going to feel more like a ‘swamp creature’ than a cat
let your hands and knees spread into the ground – amphibious, spongy
notice breath moving towards you – away from you
start moving so that your spine floats in the space between your head and tail
do anything your spine would like you to do, however undisciplined, wonky or maverick this feels
as you are only making movements your body is calling for – you’ll need to stay alert
apply this to all other yoga postures
this post was inspired by one beautiful swamp creature student!