Living on a ship

It’s been a long time since I’ve written, and for a few reasons. First, I was on vacation. Yay, vacation! I couldn’t mention it here, since it was a surprise for half of my family, so I snuck away one Sunday night and met my family at the Salt Lake City airport Monday morning and we flew to Cancun. Our final destination was Playa del Carmen, and we spent week in the sun (and the wind), sitting by the ocean, eating tacos, drinking margaritas, and shopping in town. Our good friends live there, and they showed us around. It was fabulous.

I did do some yoga. But sometime between leaving Salt Lake and landing in Cancun, I acquired a case of vertigo, just severe enough to be extremely annoying and nauseating. Yoga, and the movement of up and down, up and down, didn’t help much, so I only practiced twice while in Playa. The vertigo is still around today, and my doctor found fluid in my ear and quite a nasty sinus infection, to which I was unaware, as the culprit. We hope. It could also be an inner ear problem, and we won’t know that until I’ve taken the antibiotics for a few days. So until something gets fixed, I’ll just keep hanging on to the railing of this pitching ship that I seem to be on.

But even though I can’t practice daily, yoga is still the calm place in my life that brings energy and spark into my body and mind. I am still teaching my regular classes (do not be alarmed if I grab the wall suddenly) and each class still leaves me with peace of mind and the dynamic between inner stillness and deep excitement that feeds me more deeply than the best food in the world.

Today, I’m going back to my roots to work on a primary series practice in my yard. I’m hoping that if I’m outside, I won’t have such reaction to the vertigo. We’ll see. I’m also just excited to be practicing in the yard, which is almost done! A few more hours of work this weekend and we’ll be able to start weekend classes outside!


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