Week 38 : Cloud watching
Look up to the sky and see...
Just to take a moment to sit back and watch...not plan, not control, not analyse, but just watch the passing of the clouds. There is something about the shapes of the clouds - their layers and landscapes - that I find deeply soothing. The intense blue of the sky relaxes my eyes, uncreases frown lines and allows shoulders to drop.
In our selection of ways to wake up, this is so simple and so satisfying. It is always there and the inevitable changes in the sky are a reminder that things move on. If you can lie on the grass there is the added tactile sensations of the earth beneath your feet: another form of physical grounding and reassurance. In yoga you learn to trust the ground to take your weight, not to brace yourself in tension but to relax and really let go. As I lay there I felt that sense of release.
So all in all a lovely moment of stillness. By focusing on the feel of ground below and the view of sky above I managed to forget about the day to day concerns of the to do list, zone out and...well relax!