I have been meditating a lot lately, and doing a lot of breathing exercises. It was just the other day that I realized I had been sitting comfortably for 45 minutes. I hadn't fidgeted or been distracted by a sore foot, knee or back.
This is a significant landmark in my practice - the ability to sit still and focused to meditate and breathe.
Since I began practicing yoga I have had trouble with meditation, mostly because I had trouble sitting still without discomfort. Now, after 3 1/2 years of dedicated practice, I think I am at a new level - I can begin to meditate and breathe in earnest. My body is ready to begin (or move forward).
The Postures of yoga are largely intended to get us to this point - to make us flexible enough and strong enough to sit still and free of distraction. I am happy that my yoga posture practice has brought me to this place.
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