My refrigerator has taken on a minimalistic quality these past few weeks. Most especially THIS week as YaYa is away at camp and it seems that I am never there. I have the essentials: coffee, milk, butter, bread. Anything more is a bonus.
So yesterday morning, as I surveyed the contents wondering what I would bring to work, I opted for the last container of yogurt and a full package of pre-washed baby spinach. I made my latte and was out the door in no time. On my way, I looked over at the package of spinach and reached for a few handfuls of the greens hoping to feel better about a dinner free of my leafy greens.
Well, wouldn’t you know, one bite turned into two… until the entire package of spinach was gone. WOAH! I ate the entire box in my short 13 mile commute! *sigh* So much for lunch.
At work, I began wondering what I would do for lunch. What? Then suddenly, the answer came…
Yoga, of course. Nothing energizes me more these days than a little yoga power & play. Apparently “lila” (pronounced lee-lah) means play. I learned this the last time I took the noontime power yoga class. On that day, I’d asked for a little playfulness – because that is one thing I love about this instructor. She encourages you to “play the edge” and not take things so seriously – especially when pushing the edge leads to wobbles, bobbles, or even crashes. Just like on that day, I needed Lila more than food!
I entered class drained and emerged filled up after an hour of handstands, backbends, and the welcomed invitation to flow through the asanas with a playful twist.
As for food, I suddenly remembered that I had leftover soup from the day before waiting for me back at the office.