There were several things “off” about yoga today. 1-Our instructor is moving away 2-I forgot to take off my glasses and they got in the way when my face was on the mat, such as Cobra and Child 3-My bracelet did not stay above my wrist and was in the way during Downward Dog 4-The… Continue reading Distracted!
Today’s word was momentum. We used it in our yoga practice to make some big movements and to allow for some continuing movement. At one point, it was suggested that we move like a pendulum. You get the idea. In addition to some planning for an upcoming trip, I began thinking about how some events… Continue reading Momentum
The idea was to appreciate what we can do in our yoga practice. It is really easy to focus on what we can not do, this was a good challenge for me. And I noticed that a pose which was very hard for me is now possible. Downward dog may never be my favorite but… Continue reading Appreciation
I have mentioned before that I don’t like to know the time during yoga as it distracts me in ways I don’t appreciate. https://wp.me/s8idub-patience This has led to my not wearing a watch during class. It is too tempting to check the time, and is not how I want to shape my yoga practice. This… Continue reading Watch
For the past few weeks, we have been considering the various elements in yoga. In the most recent class, our theme was balance–the joining of the various elements in our practice. This led to more balance poses than usual (and I am still not very good at those) but also integrating the various elements into… Continue reading Balance
We have been working on the various elements in yoga recently. The final element was Space. As I understood it, that has to do with connections and relationships. Well! That was apparently all I needed to send my mind in a million directions. And lately I have been doing much better at focusing on yoga… Continue reading Space
This was our word of the day. We put it into play as we entered some poses twice, pausing after the first time to consider what we might change. I did come to realize that you never enter the exact same pose twice. It is also true that I focused on my yoga more than… Continue reading Reflect