Have you found your Yoga? I mean the yoga that makes you feel like coming home. Maybe you have your own practice or have a teacher or a few teachers who just bring you right to that place. If you have found your style I think you will know what I mean…
There are many styles of Yoga and Teachers out there… If you have taken a class, but maybe didn’t connect with a teachers style or the Yoga was too difficult, too fast, or maybe too slow… I encourage you to check out different classes to see what is available to you out there. Another aspect is that some people don’t like to be physically assisted in a pose, some people really do…
So…I always encourage people to try different classes – more than a couple of classes – seek out a teacher that clicks with your needs.
My own philosophy on Yoga is that it should feel good. It should be healing not “beating me up”…
I love this quote 🙂 “We don’t use our body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into our body” – Bernie Clark
This is at the core of my own teaching philosophy and I hope that people that come to my class feel that.
How do you know if its the class for you? I can just share what is true for me… in my own home practice and the classes I choose to go to.
I should feel ease and steadiness in the poses – maybe a bit “comfortably – uncomfortable” at times to challenge me …but being mindful of my edge.
I want to feel a sense of healing taking place – not forcing or pushing.
I like to feel space…to think, to breathe…to not think…to release tension…just space to simply experience my Yoga.
I want my energy to feel renewed and replenished not exhausted.. I want my practice to release tension, but conserve my vital energy – “Prana”
I teach a gentle – slow flow – moderate style of Hatha Yoga influenced many other therapeutic practices. Gentle doesn’t mean easy – it simply means to me – that we are kind to our body…check in and see what it needs, what it wants – and just listen. 🙂
Journal or Meditation Questions around this… What is enough today? What is enough on the mat and what is enough OFF the mat? How is the way I practice Yoga like I live my life? Do I need to challenge myself OR take it down a notch today? Is my Yoga balancing for me? What classes leave me feeling renewed? How do I feel during my yoga class and after? Which classes do I enjoy? Why?
Above all – Enjoy your journey discovering YOUR Yoga and evolve with your practice.