It was very hard to concentrate in yoga today. Was it because the noisy breather was there? Or due to the music volume? Or is the onus on my shirt, which tried to strangle me after some slithering on the floor? Regardless, I came to the unpleasant realization that my planned afternoon of working on… Continue reading Thwarted!
This morning started like a well oiled machine, everything was packed in my car for each activity. As I was heading from my last errand to yoga (early!) I realized that I forgot my yoga mat. So that extra time was taken up by going home to get my mat. This led to rushing into… Continue reading Timing
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