Because of a variety of issues, I did not go to any evening yoga classes. Nor did I do any make-up practice at home. Today, I ended up with really tight shoulders, which seem cramped and tied up in knots, as if all the tension and stress of the week had been stored up in their fibers and cartilage. You’d think that after five years of yoga, I would know better by now. I can’t skip more than three days of practice without it affecting me physically and mentally. I start paying a price, even though I am taking away some time to devote to other priorities.