That we can know we were sleeping suggests that there’s something in us that is beyond sleep.
Sleep is necessary. Sleep is good.
Sleep should only happen when we’re sleeping, though.
The state we can attain during our humdrum ordinary day, that sense of disconnection and withdrawal from the world around us–this is what we want to avoid. This is insulating us from our truest experience.
The cultivation of attention, the sense that we have of our intention and engagement with the world, this is what we want from our yoga practice.
We can sleepwalk through our time, or we can resolve to be present, no matter the challenge. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy, and we may need to find the particular tools that help us do so, but it’s possible–it’s our birthright.