Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Renewing Yoga


I remember watching the instructor float down in her chaturanga, seemingly weightless. She would transition between postures without skipping a beat. Meanwhile, I was struggling to understand how I could get the feeling of pushing away from my mat when all I wanted to do was lay down on it and give up.

Now I find myself offering similar suggestions to practitioners in my classes; I encourage them to inhale and imagine inflating and lifting right up off the ground. I let them know that a few years ago I was struggling with the same pose, and although I may be comfortable with it now, there are still countless others I'm working on.

There is so much growth available in Yoga, which is one of the reasons I love it so much. It's been so rewarding to tackle new postures and revisit the old, familiar ones with renewed commitment. Having friends over to practice has given me just the boost I need to try bringing my practice back to the level it was at before moving from Ogden.

What have you been working on lately?

You can also find me on:

3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you are able to teach again. You are very good at it. I miss your classes. I wish I could come some Saturday morning. Beautiful dragonfly pose by the way. Very jealous

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll always admire your downdog, Alissa!! I don't think I'll ever get my heels to touch the ground in that pose.

      Delete
  2. That is so awesome! I love it. Perfect perfect form. I wish I lived closer so I could come on a Saturday! Maybe one of these times we will get up early.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by!