:Mirror: ImɒǫɘPosted: May 5, 2015 Filed under: Kindness, Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga | Tags: kindness, meditation, Mindfulness, Omaha, Seva For the Heartland, yoga 4 Comments
As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning-
There is more to a mindful “yoga” practice than merely showing up to class in smoking hot yoga pants, or spiffy shorts from Target, as in my case!
“Yoga” and more importantly, mindfulness – offer me the opportunity to reflect upon my “lifestyle” and the profound impact they can have on my life. Personally, in hero’s pose (vajrasana) or even while enjoying a peaceful morning walk (walkasana) – I notice my quads, feet, calves, hip flexors, and that my shoulders are normally all out of whack. Why? Years of neglect, injuries, competing and cycling endless miles a week has molded me into this present day, lump. Hero’s pose is a peaceful place to reflect on what I have done in my life, analyzing the ways in which “life” has shaped me over the years: Do this to run faster, train harder, eat this and not that. “Yoga” and mindfulness allow me the time to take inventory of my life in a nurturing way.
Hero’s pose offers me more than a good stretch. It offers me a wholeness – a oneness, and space. This ‘space’ is exactly what mindfulness can cause – and pleasantly so. It’s nice to say “so long” to things … Including ourselves.
“So long” to things… Including ourselves- beautifully expressed.
Thank you 🙂
I love vajrasana – and I grinned at my other fave yoga sequence, walkasana 🙂 bliss on 🙂
When I used to teach I would literally just make up poses and names – So much fun!