Good morning friends. These are crazy and unsettling times in our world. Here in North Carolina, things rapidly went from life as usual to exercising extreme caution over the course of just a few days. Our governor announced yesterday that all schools are to close and no gatherings of over 100 people are permitted effective immediately.
A coffee chat-style post seemed like a good idea this morning as sleep last night was not so great. I have had a hard time sleeping for the last few days because my mind has been racing with worries about everything from the news to my family to work and finances. I am doing my best to stay calm and grounded but there’s just so much to consider and digest at the moment.
We are being encouraged to practice social distancing. I have stayed close to home this weekend and I’m having mixed feelings about teaching my classes next week. As of now, the studios that I work for are still open and offering classes although precautions have been taken like removing rental mats and props, limiting class size, no hands-on assists and more rigorous cleaning protocols.
I was set to begin a 200-hour yoga teacher training in Charlotte this weekend but decided Thursday evening to postpone it because the space we had secured for the training closed after our city government announced Charlotte’s first confirmed covid-19 cases. I also felt it best to hold off for everyone’s mental and physical health given that there are so many unknowns. I didn’t want my trainee’s experience of their first weekend of YTT to be colored with worry and half-presence due to the overwhelming amount of information that we are all trying to process.
My primary concern at this moment is doing my part to “flatten the curve” so as to protect the elderly and immune-compromised.
When it comes to taking care of me and my people, I am trying my best to get plenty of sleep, drink a lot of water, get fresh air and Vitamin D, keep moving my body, meditate and practice deep breathing and eat healthy foods.
We will spend most of this week sticking close to home.
On a brighter note, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect for Finn’s new outdoor climber to arrive. This was his Christmas present from my parents and grandmother and I finally ordered it last week. I can’t wait for him to see it when he gets home today! Question…do I just leave it on the ground like this or should I create a border and spread something around it? I want to be sure that it’s super safe for Finn.
Things are changing so quickly and I’m trying to take it day-by-day. I plan to stay active and present here and on social media. I’ll still be sharing workouts, food and life because I know that now more than ever we need to feel connected to one another, and good in our bodies.
Don’t forget that I have TONS of workouts on my blog that you can do at home. I may also live stream some workouts, yoga flows and meditations for you guys in the coming weeks.
Okay, I think that’s about all for this one. Sending you all a whole lot of love and well wishes.
Are you social distancing? Working from home? Are you still going to the gym or to fitness classes or have you transitioned to home workouts?
Backyard ideas for the play structure?