A moonlit interludePosted: January 10, 2012
Up at six o’clock this morning, I unrolled my yoga mat in the moonlight that was pouring through the living room windows. It is day 107 of my year-long yoga challenge.
I am grateful for the timer on our thermostat. The heat kicks on around 5:30am, and the house was nice and warm by the time I left bed, creating an interesting contrast between the silvery, cold moonlight spilling onto the icy pond and through the windows, and the warm breeze blowing out of the heating ducts.
My yoga practice was expansive this morning. Space created where there was tightness. Lightness replacing a sense of plodding heaviness. Transitions were smooth and graceful. Oh, how I usually struggle with transitions! They become so much easier when I’m in the flow.
After the yoga practice, after the seated meditation, I stepped outside and walked down to the deck. I stood there in the remaining snow, feet bare, taking photos of the moonlight on the ice. I can’t remember the last time I walked barefoot on snow. It’s exhilarating. Refreshing. My feet enjoyed every moment of it. No frostbite occurred. I know my limits, even if it has been a while.
January’s full moon goes by many names including Rainbow Fish Moon, Moon of the Terrible, Cooking Moon, Cold Moon, Winter Moon, and Wolf Moon. I like Wolf Moon. It suits the moon I saw this morning.
I could almost hear a wolf howling somewhere off in the distance. It would have to be a pretty good distance (and a pretty good howl!) as are there are supposedly no (wild) wolves in Ohio.
Well, nothing else new here in the Bogs today. Thank you for stopping by. We have had lots of sunshine and it has warmed up nicely throughout the day, making it a good evening to sit on the deck and watch the sun go down. Better wear a coat. It gets pretty chilly once the the sun leaves us for the night. The nighttime chill is the reason the surface of the pond is still icy. It takes a while for it to thaw once its frozen over.