It’s really nice to find this article in the Metro today Get Yoga not flexible it’s so true that in Yoga class our competitive instinct rears it’s head sometimes! It doesn’t help when we see images or have a mental image of a hyper flexible gymnast making ‘Yoga’ poses that seem out of reach. To enjoy class more focus on tending to the inner world and not so much about what’s going on ‘out there’.
Disarming the ego is one the reasons I think it’s important to have fun in class and although it’s great to have concentrated ambitious peak moments it’s so important to remember that it’s the moment to moment experience that’s the thing! We may come to Yoga to find physical strength and flexibility but, it doesnt take long to realise that really what we are looking for is to feel comfort and ease in the body and in our minds.
Feel out a personal flow one that looks and feels unique to us and create a bespoke practice that suits our own body our own mind.
Keeping awareness of breath, releasing when we find we are holding our breath keeps us in the moment and waxes the way to finding our flow.
If you are in the area and fancy a blast of lovely Yoga classes I am running them as part of a retreat at Retreats For You in Sheepwash next week. You are welcome along for the bargain price of £15 for all 8 classes or £6 / 1 class if you’ve paid in advance xxx it’s possible that some of the timings may shift slightly so do get in touch beforehand to confirm 🧘🏻♀️🧘🏽♂️
Read more about Retreats for You, a retreat for writers in Sheepwash, Okehampton here
There are many benefits to having our yoga practice in the morning. Just as our evening practice helps us to let go of our day and eases us into a good nights sleep the morning practice helps us to set the tone for the rest of the day.
A practice in the morning helps us know our bodies better and understand if the food we ate the night before served us well! This in turn leads us to making healthier choices in our diets and regulate our weight.
Taking a morning yoga class helps to set up our mental state for the day, that satisfaction of having freed the body and focused the mind boosts us up a level to have the best day we possibly can. Carpe Diem!