These days when I attend a yoga class, I make a point to enter the room a few minutes early. I sit silently on my mat, usually in Firm Posture (Vajrasana), bring my hands together in front of my chest and close my eyes. I commit myself to paying attention to my own practice with humility. Whether it is mental or physical, I commit to noticing my body and mind and honoring it as I practice.
Since I have begun this pre-class intention, my practices have become more peaceful and focused. I no longer notice the other bodies moving around me. All of my attention and energy is contained within myself.
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This journal honors my ongoing experience with the practice, study and teaching of yoga.
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