Ah, the holiday season is upon us. Last year was a bit different for many of us … how are your holiday plans shifting? What are you reviving from years past? letting go? keeping from last year?
As you consider your daily routines … and I invite you to consider them especially as schedules change AGAIN and more often … Allow your yoga practice to complement your other movement practices, rather than replace them. Traditional fitness is fantastic for cardiovascular system and muscle-building. And yoga, as you have experienced, is different.
Your yoga practice can be a space apart, where you develop an ever-deepening awareness of how your body, breath and mind affect each other … where you practice regulating your nervous system, challenging your body in mindful movement, and giving space for your mind to rest.
Yoga can be a practice when you uncover, bit by bit, who you ARE — a Luminous Being meant to enjoy, love and serve in this life.
Two primary principles of Yoga are abhyasa and vairagya. Abhyasa is consistent, sustained practice, i.e. over a loooooonnnnggg period of time. Vairagya is non-attachment, meaning that we practice with intention … yet we let go of the results.
These principles kinda fly in the face of today’s modern results-driven (& give those results to me NOW) mentality. Viva la revolution! Toward a more joyful, peaceful, compassionate world of humans making a difference through Yoga!
Below: Wednesday Sunrise Yoga warm-ups … Join us 7:15am at Ombody, or for any of the many morning or evening classes offered by a fantastic team of teachers.
Music: Les Tres “The Ghost in Your Smile”