Monday, January 9, 2012

YOGA and listening to your body without doing harm

What have I learned in my return to yoga after having given birth to my two sons? That my practice needs to emphasize healing and rather than pushing my limits, recognizing those limits in my body and helping myself to grow in my practice with humble respect.

Here is a recent article from the New York Times talking about just that.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/magazine/how-yoga-can-wreck-your-body.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=yoga&st=cse

I can't say it more in class but always repeat it to myself "Listen to your body and allow your breath to guide you through the movements with a smooth lengenthing and release. Observing the differences between the two sides of your body and taking a step back when your body gives signs of a certain movement being too much."

Blessings on your journey through this wonderful ocean that is yoga.

come join me at La Paz Rincon for my class in Sampoorna Hatha Yoga. An evening practice emphasizing restoration, release and meditation using breath.

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