Help! I fell asleep!
I fell asleep in savasana!
I fell asleep in meditation!
Yesterday, I felt tired.
I was stuck at my desk for longer than normal (aka all day) and it drives me crazy. I am not made to sit at a desk all day; I’m just not. I hate sitting at a desk all day with no movement breaks.
So when I got to my lunchtime yoga class with Tara, I was psyched to move my body and energize myself.
And then we got to savasana aka that final resting pose in yoga.
You know the one. Where you recline on the floor, spread your arms and legs wide apart, and close your eyes.
I totally fell asleep and woke up with a start when it was time to roll to my side!
But I made it back to work, finished up my day still feeling a bit like my body was off. Tired and cranky with the computer and constant sitting. But five o’clock came and I went home. I had a healthy dinner. I went for a walk. Read my book. Caught up with a few friends on the phone. Did some lovely Thomas Hanna-inspired somatic work. And before bed, prepared to do my evening meditation. (Granted I got started a bit later than normal, so it was already after 10 pm when I sat down to meditate.)
in a matter of moments.
This was me:
I didn’t hear my timer go off.
I forgot to set my alarm.
And I woke up with quite the start at 5:15 am!
And went back to bed for another forty-five or so minutes before it was OOPS time to get up!
Did I fail at my meditation or savasana? Should I have NOT attempted to meditate? Or should I have done legs up the wall or some other variation of final relaxation to help prevent falling asleep in my yoga class? Is this normal? (I suspect that, yes, this happens to other people all the time.) Does it just mean I was really tired? Do we think my somatics work at night helped me to me be so really relaxed? (Though that doesn’t excuse the mid-day nap that was supposed to be corpse pose!) Has this happened to you? (I bet yes.)
I had a yoga nidra teacher tell me that if you fall asleep in yoga nidra, it usually just means you are really tired. So I hope I was just really tired! I’m enjoying a nice cup of black coffee right now. I slept in too late for my full morning yoga practice a la the #40digitaldays, but a few back-bends should help pep me up!
And I’ll try to meditate again this morning. (A nice, goal-oriented, morning meditation! And guided by Yogaglo will probably be best today…)
Hopefully, I won’t fall asleep again! EEP!
Wish me luck y’all!!