As I move through each yoga posture, I am reminded that my postures have become routine. I have been going through the motions but the benefits have waned.
It’s my commitment to stay focused that’s given life back to my practice.
Just getting into a posture and holding it until I am instructed to move into the next posture is important, but so much more can be gained by being focused.
When I am focused on MY practice; I don’t compare myself to what other yogis and yoginis are doing, I see where my posture can use fine tuning, I notice when I am holding my breath and creating resistance, and I recognize at what point I can cause injury to myself.
It’s like walking into the classroom for the very first time. Everything is new and exciting.
There is so much to be gained by being present and focused.
As my friend LouAnn Thomas says, “In-joy the journey.”
If you are just now tuning in, you can go back to read my post on Dec. 31st. (A New Resolution) explaining my challenge.