Monday, October 15, 2012

7 - Yoga


yo·ga 
n.
1. also Yoga A Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquillity.
2. A system of exercises practiced as part of this discipline to promote control of the body and mind.


I honestly forget about Yoga. 
I have a mind that runs marathons daily. It thinks of every which way to do this that and the other thing. My body is often tired before it does a single activity because my mind has been running and running and running... Do you experience this?
Well let me tell you a little secret-(besides meditation- a COMPLETELY different post that reminds me I have the attention span of a gnat!) 
YOGA!
Yoga reminds me to slow my mind, connect with the body and be present. 
I love Bikram, but today I forced myself happily drove down the street and walked into a new Yoga studio. As stated before, a creature of habit, doing new things is challenging for me. 
Especially on my own and not knowing a soul.
 I do prefer private Yoga studios over the gym due to noise control and the heated rooms that they have.  
Today's class was a Yin Yoga which was purely stretching, breathing and relaxation. 
Guess what? At the end I fell asleep! It must have been for a minute or two but it was the strangest thing. Usually I lay there and think 
OK I'll wait for one person to get up and start putting their things back then I can get up too!
But today, I was out! I remember a small dream and that was all. 
I woke up and felt like I had just got up from an entire nights rest! It was amazing. 
Now I am not a Yogi or active practicer (word? sounds good), but I will be going regularly to stretch and to center my mind, body and soul.

Do you go to Yoga? Which style do you like?
pG

P.S. My days are a little off so you may get a few in a row. My connection was having difficulty.....
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