What is important is not how you do the pose, but what the pose is doing to you.
closing your eyes enhances physical sensation.
Another way to achieve focus in your practice is to close your eyes. Closing your eyes enhances physical sensation. With your eyes closed, you can feel your edge more clearly and the first sensations of an impending injury more quickly. You will also become more sensitive to the actions your body takes to balance or stay in an effortful pose. You will learn to be guided from within, rather than...
a path to find tranquility in your poses
1. focus on moving into your poses correctly, with mindfullness. what needs to relax? what needs to engage? is my body alignment correct? also, dont rush into your pose. think of the transitions as a ‘pose’ of their own. 2. find steadiness in the pose. or steadiness in the movement. smooth out your breath, remove any hesitation or shuddering in the breath. (sthira -...
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http://www.ufunk.net/en/humour/le-yoga-facon-star-wars/ fuckyeahyoga: all i need is a yoda yoga mat then life would be tits.
focus on the process, not the progress, of your...
So what if you never touch your toes or land that jump through? Perfecting a pose that has troubled you for a long time can be sweet, but often the pleasure is short and fleeting. You reap the benefits of yoga from being happy in your pose, exactly as you are. It doesnt mean we don’t try to improve our practice, but we realize ambition is just another roadblock to our happiness.
What I dream of is an art of balance.– Henri Matisse (via gloriashin1)
No more TRY. Just BE.
no matter how painful the pose feels, BEHOLD the pain, no matter how impossible the pose seems, BELIEVE you can do it, only when we behold it and believe in ourselves, we will BECOME it.
I’d blow myself if I was more flexible– Ari Gold, Entourage
Do not believe in what you have heard; Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations; Do not believe anything because it is rumored and spoken of by many; Do not believe merely because the written statements of some old sage are produced; Do not believe in conjectures; do not believe in that as a truth to which you have become attached by habit; Do not...
between body & mind. anahata chakra. between heart & mind. vissudha chakra.
The secret is not in your hand or your eye or your...
via Story People
we hold our bodies a certain way for sculptors, as sculptures, as sculptors sometimes creations are like blowing kisses, or hugging children out of the nest a constant process only the illusion of a string of soap bubbles each one sealed strong enough to float alone a short while the balancing act isn’t always to keep an even keel. — by Allyson Rogers
In the seed is the tree, in the Absolute is the relative, and in the Cause is...
Yoga and Keanu
randomryrelatedly: It’s ok bb, palates will. Source: ?