Humility & Stress
The world is a complicated place. Life in our culture can be fast paced, stressful, confusing and frustrating. Yogis are not immune to this stress; hopefully we can recognize it in ourselves early and release it, keeping the mind, body and spirit calm and present.
My life has been particularly stressful lately. Lots to do, lots to learn, places to be, people to talk to, plans to make, plans to execute. I can't remember a time when I have been so busy and pulled in several directions.
So my most important yoga has been mental and energetic. I do a lot of breathing (Pranayama) to quiet the mind. I also remind myself constantly of who I am and what I care about. Humility.
I will work as hard as I can in an effort to make progress and follow through on the commitments I have made. But I need rest, I need quiet, I need to be still. I can not go, go, go for 24 hours per day. I will become stressed and ill.
I can only do as much as I can do, trying to keep my mind, body and spirit strong and healthy. My mind present.
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This journal honors my ongoing experience with the practice, study and teaching of yoga.
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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