I have been finding lately that balance simply means that my awareness is faster than my movement. Especially in balancing postures, including arm balances, if I move my body faster than I can be aware and compensate, I lose my balance. When I move slowly and pay very close attention, I can stay in balance.
The funny thing is - this ends up looking a lot like stillness. In order to stay present and be aware of every tiny movement of my body, I have to move very slowly. There are always small movements, but this slow, controlled movement looks remarkably like stillness.
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