Last week we came together with a group of students from the 40 Day Challenge to celebrate that we have passed the midway point of the Challenge.
This class was designed to encourage each other to keep going!
One thing that is undoubtedly true is that no matter how fatigued you are, you will ALWAYS feel better after your yoga class.
Yoga is the kindest sport (if I could call it that for a second) that you will ever engage in.
What other activity encourages you to spontaneously drop into child’s pose and rest.
Can you imagine, dropping into child’s pose in the middle of a weight room, or on the football field. As much as yoga encourages you to find your inner strength and continue to move and stretch your body, it also requires that you listen to your body.
If you’re not listening, then it’s not yoga. What are you listening for? You’re listening for steadiness and ease in the breath. Once the breath becomes, erratic, it is time to pull back just a tiny bit.
What is the point of pushing yourself beyond your limits? That is what we do all day; in the office, in our sports, in our relationships, in taking care of everyone in our lives. Why bring that energy into a practice that has the ability to strengthen and rejuvenate you. Play with your edge, yes, but that is as far as we go.
Learn and respect your limits. Don’t continuously let yourself off the hook but really listen to what your body is saying.
A healthy body wants to move and it wants to rest. Your yoga practice allows you to accomplish both.
It’s better than a runner’s high. You will be high after your practice, but there won’t be a low that follows.