Fighting a cold

I have been under the weather since Thursday with a cold. The worst symptom is a congested, runny nose, which makes my yoga and pranayama practice pretty null. There have been moments when my nose stops dripping and I try to fit in a few routines, like my kriya. I’ve found that I generally feel better after doing my breathwork, and attribute it to purging the lymphatic system. The most disturbing symptom is that it makes me feel brain dead, taking the edge off of life. It frustrates me to feel inactive and dull, and not have the inclination to doing things. I keep telling myself I have to give my body time and rest to fight off the illness.

This is certainly a great time to step up my meditation practice — my mind is already slowed down. MY meditation teacher always instructed us to think of nothing. I’m so there.