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What better way to inaugurate my new yoga blog (my previous one having been inactive for almost 6 months) on January 1st, with my first entry about National Yoga Practice Month: NaYoPracMo.

My yoga blog may have been inactive for a while, but my yoga practice is still very alive — actually more so than ever. But that’s for another post.

For now: Day 1 of NaYoPracMo.

Some prayanama to start with, then 15-minute meditation. Opted to practice with Nicole Bordeleau’s Méditations pour mieux vivre CD (for you anglos out there, sorry, this one’s in French only… and you should be sorry, because Nicole is a fantastic guide!). Fifteen-minute “Silence et sons” (Silence and sounds) meditation… Which turned out being horrible for me today! Less than 10 minutes into the meditation, I felt like I had been sitting there for hours, and my whole body hurts. I was hungry and my stomach started protesting against the lack of food, and all I could think was “I’m hungry, I’m hungry, I’m hungry” and, towards the end of the practice, to the voice coming out of the speakers and keeping me from being able to move out of the position I was in “Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!” I guess that’s what you’d call a bad day for meditation and, unfortunately, those happen.

Then did a gentle “fertility yoga” practice. DB and I are trying to have a baby, and my fertile period is coming up… Though I would help it with a restorative session and long minutes into salamba upavistha konasana, salamba baddha konasana, salamba setu bandha sarvangasana, viparita karani and a 20-minute savasana (which turned out being just as horrible as the meditation).

But hey, I did my practice, and I intend on doing it every day for the next month (and 6 days a week for the next years). Tomorrow, I’ll be working on a more active practice, having pierced the mystery of getting into sirsasana with straight legs and away from the wall very recently… And that’s for another post too!

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