Keeping a consistent yoga practice has been challenging for me these past few weeks. While I welcomed the challenge of practicing while traveling, engaging family member and new yogis in my practice, and finding the calm amongst all the holiday season chaos, it was not easy. There were more than a handful of days where my practice felt squeezed into the corner (sometimes quite literally) or all I could offer was something more meditative and restorative. While I found myself feeling frustrated during these times, it was important for me to remember to give my practice compassion. December is the most chaotic month no matter what you choose to or not to celebrate. It’s filled with unpredictable weather, crazed crowds, and lots of expectations. Having my yoga practice, regardless of its intensity or presentation, helped me get through the month breathing, moving, and with a (little bit more) steady head. However your practice shifted through the month, I hope you too can approach it with compassion and non-judgement. Everyday we have the opportunity to practice again so despite your feelings of where you are at, or what you did, each day we’re given the opportunity to start fresh and put in what we want that day.