Until social distancing became the law, I lived most of my life off-screen. My best hours were spent with you. I watched your bodies move and grow in 3D and added physical adjustments to ensure that what you were doing did some good.
Now I pass my days on Zoom, peering into thumbnail views of you. Sometimes I reflexively reach out to uncurl a rounded shoulder or lengthen a lower back. And crane my neck to see what’s just beyond the frame.
I’m beginning to understand why parents are so driven to get their kids off-screen. This life is bad for your eyes, your posture, and your body. It’s a poor second for social contact—or so the Zoom happy hour crowd tells me. It’s bad for your soul.
But for now, yoga-wise, it’s all we have. So please visit me on-screen! Just make sure you spend some other hours of your day in nature, playing with your kids or your dog, cooking, or doing something that’s within reach. Go local! Home is where the heart is.