We began a 40 Day Challenge at Semperviva just recently.
The Challenge is to complete forty classes in forty consecutive days.
That is quite a challenge considering that most students average five classes per month.
Students usually take part in the Challenge to get back into shape and end up surprised at the depth and diversity of the benefits of a consistent yoga practice.
What does your yoga practice give you? Has it changed you in some way?
I was reading about a teacher this morning who said that her yoga practice made her “kinder.” I love that and relate to it.
Yoga takes away some of the angst you feel that makes you push yourself and others too hard. This teacher also said she practiced because it made her feel less frightened, and quotes her grandfather’s lament, “it’s really hard to be a person.”
Yes, it’s hard and it’s beautiful. The problem is that when we don’t have a consistent mind-body practice, life feels hard not beautiful. With a mindfulness practice like yoga, you learn how to reign in your fearful thoughts and see beauty again.
A consistence practice helps you master your mind so it doesn’t run wild spinning fearful stories. It keeps your focus off your fears.
Here’s something for you to reflect on:
What is possible for you this year?
What is possible for you this life?
What is possible for you now?
If you didn’t join the Challenge, it’s not too late to start or create your own. I’d love to hear what you experience after forty days of consistent practice. Sat Nam, Gloria Latham
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