Happy Tuesday! Happy day after Memorial day! Housekeeping:
Subbing this Wednesday, June 1st, Brooklyn Heights Equinox. Vinyasa, 6pm. Please come!
How does this idea of transition play itself out while we are practicing yoga? In the most immediate sense, once we step onto our mat and begin to become present in the yoga studio, we have transitioned. Maybe we have had a rough day and we are in class to go to a quieter space in our minds, in our hearts, in our bodies and our muscular system. Maybe we have had a great day and we use our yoga practice to celebrate and help us transform even further into beings of light, energy, warmth and love. Or maybe we are that person who is not even aware of how we feel until class is over and we feel so much better…no matter. All that matters is that by the end of class it is clear we have shifted. We are relaxed, we slow down, we breathe easier, we think more clearly, and what might have seemed insurmountable now seems entirely under our control. That, my friends, is not magic. It is yoga! It is what happens when you allow your breath to slow, your movements to deepen, your awareness to be directed towards the present moment, your intentions to be based on what is happening at that very second, not what you wish would happen or what you think you should be doing.
Breathe, movement, conscious awareness and a penchant towards transformation is all you need. Yoga is that gift. Life is that gift really. And it is summer! The perfect time to transform. So… lets celebrate the potential that is there and enjoy as we unfold.
Tune in next week for my posting about hip opening poses and the kinesiology behind certain vinyasa sequences. oohhh, ahhhh! Until then, have a wonderful week and see you in class!
“It is the truth we ourselves speak rather than the treatment we receive that heals us.” (O. Hobart Mowrer, 1966).
“Things do not change. We change.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden