Updated: Nov 23, 2018
Yoga is about healthy relationships. Through a regular practice of movement and breath awareness we can improve our relationship with our body which will cultivate overall health. As the relationships within our bodies are improved we also increase awareness and vitality of the body, mind, spirit, nature and society. Recently, in my yoga practice, I have begun to experience the healing of my orientation to time. I am starting to learn to slow down enough to allow the time and space needed show up to my life. It is easy in our fast-paced society to get stuck in future thinking or regrets about the past, often forgetting that being present in the moment is the best gift we can give ourselves, our loved ones and our community.
Let’s practice now:
*Take three deep breathes with eyes open
*Take three deep breathes with your eyes closed.
* Pause with your eyes closed and maintain these slow and full inhalations and complete exhalations. Begin to notice the effects of this short and simple practice.
As we continue to introduce methods for slowing down, connecting with breath, and moving mindfully we gently start to make time and spaciousness in our lives to experience The Now. Overtime, we train ourselves to schedule less in our days and to literally stop and smell the roses. Eventually, we breath naturally, and remember how to move and live in a way that allows us to arrive to the moment more often leading us to experience life more fully.