Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Qualities cultivated by yoga - humility

Please click on the video below to watch, 'Qualities cultivated by yoga - humility'-on my YouTube Channel. 

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You can never know all there is to know about yoga. That's partly why it is important to have a beginner's mind no matter how advanced your yoga practice. Each day when we come to that mat, our experience of the poses will be different depending on how we are feeling physically, mentally and emotionally so whether you are a beginner or have been practicing yoga for many years, it is important to be present to the sensations of the pose, its effect on the breath, thoughts and emotions.

I love this quote 'In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few” by Shunryu Suzuki.Having humility on the mat means not practicing with any preconceived ideas.

Put aside your knowledge of the pose and experience it instead.Be curious,take your time, be open to a deeper experience of the pose.This is the intention behind this week's practice. We can take this off the mat being mindful in all that we do but also being of service to others - small kindnesses shown to others will not only help them but increase your feelings of wellbeing.


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