Monthly Archives: January 2012

Savasana, a promised asana

 

 

Savasana is the promised asana.
This asana redeems you.
It teaches you to love yourself and respect your body.
No matter how “bad” you did or felt during the practice; feeling tight, losing balance, lacking strength…
The promise of Savasana will erase all that.
The fact that you laid out your mat and got on it to practice yoga makes you deserving for Savasana.

Savasana is magical.
Your body is in a seemingly state of sleep yet your mind is aware and your senses awake.

It helps to regulate your breath, focus your mind and infuse energy to your body. This can be done before and after the practice of yoga or at anytime during the day if you need to rejuvenate.

Savasana will make you smile and entice you to lay down your mat again for yoga!

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Take your time. Don’t rush. Listen.

“It’s been a while since I’ve blogged”…

These words were mentioned by a student in distress yesterday.  I (and my colleagues) were confronted with a troublesome situation yesterday with this student.  And as she mentioned these words, I realize how important this seemingly simple activity can help in connecting with one’s self.

For me, confronting this blog forces me to think, debate (with myself), reflect and even meditate.  It is a time for ME.

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I was in a rush to finish my asana practice yesterday as I had an early morning meeting; my teacher however kept up to his role as my “grounder”.  He was very inspired to “teach” yesterday.  First, he took time to discuss a physical aspect about squaring one’s pelvis.  Then with his enigmatic smile, he sat down again and gave me a “pep-talk” about sirshasana.  But after everything that happened yesterday, I realize now the values of his teachings yesterday:

Be grounded. Know what is real.

Be courageous. Don’t be afraid to fall. We are not perfect.

Take your time. Don’t rush. Listen.