Is this a big deal? To a rational mind, no. But I have, on occasion, been accused of rigidity. That doesn't mean I can't ever switch up my routine, only that I prefer not to.
Anyway, I made the decision to switch, quelled the resulting low-grade panic with muscle melting yoga, and I feel all right now.
Yoga is good for a 'rigid' person like me. It's something you have to do properly though. Be in the moment, move with the breath, set an intention, honour your body etc. I have a confession. Last Friday I found myself texting in the midst of my practice. When I say 'found myself' what I mean is that I couldn't remember how the phone got into my hand. I was at home so at least I wasn't disrespecting other people, but it seems the phone reach is programmed into my muscle memory. It's kind of appalling. I mean, I make fun of people wearing those silly fucking Fit Bits, but I'm no better.
Yoga is a good teacher. It's a good reminder. In the last few days yoga brought three important things to my attention.
1. I am more flexible than I think I am
2. I need to make a concerted effort to regularly unplug
3. I am a hypocrite and shouldn't be so judgey regarding Fit Bits