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.
This journal honors my ongoing experience with the practice, study and teaching of yoga.
1) Sridaiva Yoga: Good Intention But Imbalanced
2) Understanding Chair Posture
2) Why I Don't Use Sanskrit or Say Namaste
3) The Meaningless Drudgery of Physical Yoga
5) Beyond Bikram: Why This Is a Great Time For Ghosh Yoga