As an Ashtangi, you practice six days a week. Or five if it's a Moon Day. Do you feel lucky or do you feel sad when it's a Moon Day and you don't go to the shala to practice?
Satuday it's the Three R's Day.
Rest is easy, although I tend to wake up at 5.30 AM and lay in bed wondering what to do. If I am lucky I fall back asleep for an hour or two.
No need to practice this day. My body spends it by cleaning my mat, cleaning the house, doing grocery shopping and sitting on the couch with a book or my laptop.
Relaxation is also easy. I don't have to go to work and I have all the time in the world for my books, take a bath, or to go for a drink with a friend.
Reflection is a thing I tend to forget, but I think it's very important. What happened this week? How did my practice go? What are my current fears? What's on my mind? How are my relations with friends, family, colleagues? What makes me happy? Who am I, what am I doing here, what's my goal in life?
How's my eating pattern, what about my addictions, what about how I treat people, what about how I treat myself?
This week's topic: Who are my real friends?
Yesterday I reunited with an old friend. He showed me true friendship. We shared personal things, we joked, we got serious, we expressed our feelings, we showed each other how human we are, we opened up about things that happened in the past. We feel safe enough to argue. We don't have to be polite. We can party together and we can go our separate ways. There's no competition, there's love.