the yoga practice of svadhyaya - or self-study - is all about checking in, taking ourselves of auto-pilot, and really figuring out why we do what we do, and perhaps figuring out how we can improve. this is so important to me right now. i have a two month old baby. a four year old who is testing boundaries and trying on new words. i'm at a crossroads with what i want to be doing professionally. my body is still healing from my recent birth experience. i'm a wife, mother, sister, daughter, granddaughter, friend. i always feel guilty that i'm not in touch. i want to be more in touch.
my friend paige wrote her resolution for 2013: "just be conscious, honest, thoughtful, slow, silent, better, wiser, stronger, diligent, forgiving, and grateful." that summed up all that was on my mind. how to do all of this? by checking in, slowing down, focusing on what is most important, which shifts from day to day. it is so exciting to know that we are just barely scratching the surface of our potential here!