Hello! I hope everyone is having a fantastic day wherever you are. I want to take a moment to talk about practicing with ease. Our minds are constantly running until we find the time for stillness. When we find that time, it allows our mind to connect with the breath, the breath to connect with the body, and the body to connect with the soul. Staying mindful in each movement you make allows more space for exploration and creativity in your practice, and helps the practice become eased rather than forced. Keep these tips in mind before starting your practice:
1. Set an intention. Every time you practice whether it is just 5 minutes tell yourself why you are on the mat today and what are you trying to work through. Considering everyday we encountered different feelings, situations, people, environment which all contribute to our thoughts, words, and actions of that day. Set an intention and let your practice treat you!
2. Be aware, be very aware of…….your breath!! It is easy to forget about consciously breathing with our movement this is where the true benefits of yoga present itself! So remember to breathe in…………breathe out :)
3. Let the body FEEL the postures. Sometimes we find ourselves crunched for time so we speed up our practice, however this can lead to misalignment and loss of breath control! When you find yourself with only a few minutes to spare pick a few of your favorite asanas (postures) and take 5 to 10 breaths in each posture this allows you to actually feel benefits from the exercises rather than risking injury from rushing!
Remember theses three tips when you get on your mat and your practice will become your best friend!
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om
The heART of yoga! Let the creativity flow within your yoga practice & off zee mat. Once we tap into our creative energy we begin to feel more free to explore & create in all areas of our lives. I painted this OM on my wall and I encourage all to connect with your art heart namaste!
Stay centered in your Divine Self~
This season have gratitude for EVERYTHING and EVERYONE remember to love yourself and treat your body and mind beautifully. Always loving and expanding your spiritual and physical self and sharing the love with others. Merry Christmas, happy hoildays to all!
Om shanti shanti