I instruct my students to witness their breath as they would watch a sleeping puppy. If the puppy’s breathing was slow and peaceful, it might lull you to sleep. If the breathing was funny, snore-ish, or twitchy, you might be amused and curious. If the breath was jagged, maybe sick or struggling, your heart would pour open and you would do what you could to help.
So while it is easy to be so hard on ourselves and to wish for a better more perfect round of savasana or meditation, on Valentine’s Day consider treating yourself as you would treat a warm puppy, with delight care, affection, and attention.
The fact that you can imagine a lovable sleeping puppy right now, means you really are a nice person and you deserve it.