"Do your practice and all is coming."
- Pattabhi Jois
"By faithful repetition, the inner light luminously shines."
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras (1.29)
There is another quote that really brings home why it is so important to do your practice. It motivates me on days when I question if I have the time or drive to do my practice.
"Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training. That’s why we train so hard." ~Anonymous Navy Seal
Your practice will come to your aid when life decides to get bumpy. Good bumps or bad bumps, it's all about how you ride them out. Can you ride with grace? All the time you've put into your yoga practice will make it so much easier to find it.
Think of it like the grooves in a record :) (vinyl is all the rage, so a record analogy shouldn't be too foreign. Although my son was just outraged that I had to use a typewriter, no computer back in the day, for my english papers.)
Each time you do your practice, catch yourself in an unhelpful thought, see the beauty in the moment, you are creating a deeper groove. A pattern that you can fall into easily and without much work when the time comes.
You will benefit greatly in the long run from the practice you do today. Plus you should feel pretty free and open in the chest, shoulders, and upper back. Find the groove that allows your heart song to sing out loud and clear.
I'll see you on your mat!
The practice of yoga begins now.
- Open the shoulders and chest with a longer yoga flow.
- 25 minutes
- Belt or tie
Schedule Your Practice
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Coaching Call Dates
* All calls will be at 9:00 pm EST and run for 30-45 minutes.
September 27, 2016 - Kindness to those who are happy. I.33 - the audio for this call did not record. It's ok :) You didn't miss a thing. We will make this call up at the end of the fall session. :)
October 18, 2016 - Equanimity to those whose actions oppose your values. I.33
October 25, 2016 - Engage the focus on an inspiring object. I.35
November 1, 2016 - Dedicate yourself to anything that elevates and embraces your heart. - I.39
Missed A Practice?
Happy Lower Back - strengthen the Transverse Abdominals to support the back.
Happy Lower Back - strengthen outer and inner thighs to support the back.
Loving Kindness Meditation
Happy Lower Back - strong core yoga flow
Happy Lower Back - open calves and hamstrings
Happy Lower Back - Open up the thighs and hips.
Meditation - Chartres Labyrinth
Happy Hippy Jelly Roll Flow - Long Yoga Flow
Happy Shoulders - Shoulders at the Wall
Happy Shoulders - Perseverance & Commitment
Meditation - I am - Ham Sa
QUESTIONS OR THOUGHTS?
Thank you for playing with me today! I'll see you on your mat!
with love and light,