Taken hounds for a walk
They covered me in mud and dog hair
Blessings from the dog world and symbols of unconditional love
Mess to those who don’t love dogs
How good is yoga?
Every single time
I walk around my mat some days
Even though it is right there
Beside my writing desk
I have my own chill out room
I took over the boys rumpus room when they moved out
Actually as each of them moved out I took over their room turned it into something else – I think I was torn
Each left a gaping hole
I filled their rooms with other things trying desperately to fill the void they left within
All very dramatic
Gradually the pain eased and their rooms have resumed their function
Beds neatly made – disturbing – when their rooms used to be so much untidier
Anyway – how good is yoga?
The body holds our emotions like a container
It becomes so full of crap
Yoga tips it out
It pumps all the stress out
Through the movements
It draws out toxins and strengthens muscles
And broadens airways and veins
Then there is meditation
Only to be done after yoga
And suddenly the world is clearer
The head that was full of mud
And runs clear again
I have been doing yoga for so long I no longer have to think deeply about the how what when
I flow – vinyasa style with a great playlist from Apple – it is the Indie Yoga Flow is anyone wants to try it
And I just go wherever the body wants to take me
Anyway I don’t want to fluff up my brainwaves again with over thinking
But thought you may want to head to the mat
Or if not – or you don’t know what to do with yoga
Or where to begin
Sit – breathe – come into your body and then with your arms out to the side bring them up into a circle – feel the air and space between your arms all the way down the inside of that skin.
Now stretch all the way up feeling your palms, feeling the stretch along your torso – now bend left – again noticing everything that you feel – imagine a moon how it makes the arc – other side – again the moon the physical sensations in your body. Breathe in and drop as far forward as you can – breathe out. Keep breathing and feeling and swaying and moving.
In feeling deeply into the body and releasing breath – breathing into tight places. That’s yoga
Yoking mind and breath and body in order to notice and be where you are.
There’s other stuff too but just for this morning dance in your body and let your breath shuffle through the blood sorting out the toxins.
You’ll feel better.
Do it every day.
If anyone wants some simple flows in pictures and words let me know and I will do a post.
I’m a yoga teacher in training but I am mostly a student of life and my teaching will only ever be a “learn with me” sort of thing rather than a “this is what you do” because I believe everyone has their own inner guidance system and only need a few pointers to find it.
So people finally –
This is a variation on the classic Namaste or “My soul sees your soul” “the light in me sees the light in you”
In which is overused unfortunately
So that too but also
Sattvaste “my demons see your demons” I get it. We all have dark and light.
And your demons will be soothed after yoga – mine always are. Also I made that up though sattva does mean demon among other very relative terms in sandskrit – see dictionary below.
I like it because it feels real – sometimes I do feel all loved up and in touch with everything “good” in the world after yoga
Sometimes I am content that my demons have finally relaxed – and that’s the best I’m going to get for the moment
So content I am (Thankyou Yoda)
Both the dark and the light in me salutes the dark and light in you
Sattvaste / namaste folk and have a lovely day