Week 4 feels like I’m finally starting to get the hang of this 40 Days thing! This week’s theme is restoration. Merriam-Webster defines restoration as, “an act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it”. When I think about this word, I think about making something new again.
However, this word doesn’t just apply to things; it applies to people too. We can be restored in so many ways. In the 40 Days to Personal Revolution book, Barron Baptiste advises readers to remove the rocks from their lives to restore themselves (2004, p. 155). He states, “As we remove the rocks that block our wisdom and light, we find that we are able to set more and more time aside for the things that restore us: time spent in nature, solitude, meditation, intimacy, having heart-to-heart conversations that heal.” (Baptiste, 2004, p. 155). In our weekly meeting, we reflected on this concept of restoration. A meaning that the group seemed to share about restoration is that it is “letting go of what no longer serves you”. This theme was the inspiration for our practice, nutrition, and meditation for the week.
This week during the workshop portion of the in-person meeting, we focused on correctly incorporating forward-fold and ragdoll into our practice. We learned that many people arch their backs, similarly to cat or ragdoll, when in forward-fold. Instead, Juleann taught us to lean forward without cat back and bend at the knees. She said the same applies to
Nutrition this week was no small feat. We had a
Meditation for this week reached twenty minutes in the morning and twenty minutes again at night. Believe it or not, this has been an even bigger feat than the fruit feast. This was not easy for me. However, we did meditate during our
Week 4 has certainly been restorative by allowing me to let go of what no longer serves me, cleanse and center. I am looking forward to what Week 5 holds, stay tuned!