TOPIC: SLOW DOWN - PEOPLE BREATHING
JULY 7, 2008: We all know that Chicagoland summer is a time of activity. However, the summer seems to be more and more a time for being SUPER BUSY, with almost a sense of hyper activity! So in class this week we've been meditating on asking ourselves. "Is what I am about to do going to bring me peace? Or is it going to bring me anxiety and stress?"
Like life the practice on the mat always begins with an inhale into the first pose and it ends with an exhale in Savasana but really the depth of the practice comes from the quality of our breath between that first and final pose. Wherever you go this summer if you're really just running from one thing to another but not enjoying the gentle pace of the natural breath ask yourself, is that bringing you peace? Do you need to SLOW DOWN?
The time on the mat helps us find stillness so we can practice breathing fully. This tunes us into the gift it is to be alive so we don't miss the fun. My friend and fellow TBY Teacher Mara Campbell mentioned an amazing quote from one of her teachers out in
The practice of yoga and life is not about how hard we work but how effortlessly we work. So if you're tired of running around and need a break just slow down...and practice breathing.
Peace in all ways, Silvia