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Don't roll your mat too tightly

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I've been working on my sitting and yoga this week. What I mean by "working on" is actually doing it. Simple goals with moderate expectation is to move a little more each day. 

I've been sitting every day for about seven minutes with a few sun salutations following. 

The mat is my common thread. The place of refuge where it becomes "my practice". The practice that takes me as and where I am. 



Mine is an old yoga mat. Flimsy and thin. It's an old yoga mat that has been rolled up for a long time.

The edges curl under and over when I take it out and those impossible edges keep rolling in during a session. Even when my eyes are closed in sitting, the edges are there and creeping in. 

And I know it. 

No matter how hard I try or how many times they are redirected, they continue to turn on me.

The rolling invasion on "my practice" is s symptom of the larger problem. The fact that the mat has not been used for a long, long time is the problem.

Even during rec…