That’s Amy ^^
I hijacked her class this morning.
Actually, I subbed for her this morning. (more on that from her later).
I spent the first part of class talking about the reality of a true, traditional yoga practice.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot. It wasn’t a whim.
It’s just that the events of the weekend compelled me to do something different today.
Now I’m all for evolution and change. But this ancient practice of yoga and particularly the 8 limbs was part of a briliant system designed for total health and wellness.
And it’s still incredibly relevant today… because our nervous systems haven’t changed all that much.
(Well except for the onslaught of stress, medications and social pressures).
The 8 limbs include the Yamas, the Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyhara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.
We don’t always talk about all of them in class. But you’re practicing them.
All of them.
Mindset, breathing, energy work, meditation and relaxation to name a few.
Plank is great tool for strengthening our arms.
Twists are a great tool creating space in our bodies.
Pranayama is a great tool for calming our nerves.
Dhyana/meditation is a great tool for focusing our minds.
I just really don’t want the last 12 years of my teaching to boil down to only plank.
I hope with all my heart… that your yoga practice gives you the strength you need when you need it, the calm you want when you want it and the clarity/focus to choose.
And if plank does that for you… great.
But if you’d like more. We’re here for you.
Thanks for reading, (and thanks for not leaving class this morning… I needed to get that out! ; )