I’ve got a little yoga musings for you today. Not sure where this is going to go, but I am just going to write, so it may not make sense, but I’ll try my best to get my feelings and thoughts across. Mondays are always really hard for me, not sure why, but emotionally I am a wreak. The good thing is Mondays are also a yoga day for me. I have so many thoughts during my practice, raw and real. All the turmoil comes out on the mat. So I’ll lead you through something I’ve really felt lately and realized in my practice.
We all know yoga can be an emotional and mental release, as well as a physical one. It allows us time to connect with our inner-selves and be present in the moment. Some of us don’t always get this connection every time we practice. If you fight it or you just ignore it and allow yourself to be distracted, you’ll miss the opportunity. I don’t get to this point every time either. That’s okay. We don’t have to. But in the practices I do allow myself to really feel this connection, I benefit so much more.
Lately, during each of my practices, I have been trying to fully “melt” myself into my movements. To really feel my practice and what my body is doing. As I’ve been doing this, I’ve come to realize that this is the exact reason I love yoga so much. I can feel it. None of my practices are gentle in any sense. I adore the power flows and vinyasa. I need the intensity. I need to be able to feel it. When I’m flowing through chaturangas, down-dogs, warriors, arm balances, and holds, I can feel this power just being released through my veins. It seeps into every part of my body and I feel alive.Read More