I recently took 5 days off of practicing yoga and teaching yoga (gasp). Usually when I can’t practice for a couple of days I turn into a monster. I’m not joking. Yoga is my heroin. I’m not a very nice person when I am un-yoga-ed. However, during this vacation I made up my mind to deal with the fact that I was not going to have time to practice and it was fine. It was better than fine, it was a good thing. I came back to my mat after 5 days and fell more in love with my sun salutes (and fell back in love with my tight hips) and fell more in love with teaching the sun salutes. Sometime a little break from routine can work miracles.