~Judith Hanson Lasater
As I prepared for the Saturday morning class, I grew even deeper in my gratitude for this practice. Yoga, which means to 'yoke or unite' has connected me with so many beautiful hearts in my life. Yoga has connected me to a deeper appreciation of my body. Yoga has connected me to the divine presence within. Yoga has connected me to my creativity. Yoga has connected me to a deeper inner knowing. How has the practice of Yoga united your life in a more meaningful way/ways?
In my personal practice I am reminded that I have oodles of room to grow. (I sure hope so!) I am petrified of doing handstands, my crow pose has yet to take off the ground, chair pose is isn't so comfortable, and meditation sometimes takes a back burner. Even amidst these instances, I am insanely curious about this life giving and life changing practice.
I love Judith Hanson Lasater's quote about Yoga. Yoga isn't about touching your toes, it's about what you learn as you move through this range of motion. How can I more mindfully move? How can I more evenly ground down? Where are my thoughts as I fold forward? How can I find stillness in movement? How is my life unfolding like the mechanics of this pose?
Just think how magical it is to remain curious about your practice in the midst of it? It has been my experience that Yoga continually invites us to remain investigators of its benefits. One aspect of Yoga is the physical practice, but there are still seven more limbs according to Patanjali.
What is something you could do this week in your own practice to explore one of the other limbs of Yoga?
Namaste my friends!
May You Sweetly Seek:)