In my favorite sutra, sutra 1.12, of the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali refers to Abhyasa or Persevering Practice. Basically a Persevering Practice refers to dedicating yourself to your practice for a long period of time. Then, and only then, will you experience the Yogic state of bliss. The question is, what is a persevering practing?
VIDEO: Here is a very easy way of deepening your conversation with your alignment in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Enjoy!
I was teaching Restorative Yoga the other night and had an insight about my own practice. I used to avoid Restorative Yoga (including Savasana) more than any other types of poses. I have always thought it was because I couldn’t sit still. Tonight, I realized it was about “not doing” and “not struggling”.
Speak to your class in the singular. “Lie on your back.” Rather than “lie on your backs.” So simple and I find so much power in simplicity. Now your student feels you are talking directly to him/her, giving you a deeper connection. The more connected you are to a student, the more he/she will learn from you.
Ever want to change and find it hard to do so, wishing you had more will power? Or want to do something and just can’t seem to get yourself to do it? Let’s take it to the yoga mat!