Find Your Bliss in Restorative Yoga Uxbridge
Yes I am a Yoga Teacher; I say Om and regularly remind myself and others to connect with their breath, both in and out of the yoga studio. Does this mean I, myself, am in a constant state of yogic bliss, never getting agitated by external forces? Sadly no, I am still human, existing in a world with many internal and external influences.
I can safely say that on a regular basis I feel the challenge of channelling my inner “yoginess”. At times I have even chastised myself for not “knowing better”; after all, I do practice and teach yoga for a living! I am sure everyone in the world has made similar judgements about themselves. The fact is we are all divine beings having a human experience on this earth which can often times be challenging and the very reason we are called upon to examine ourselves and our reactions. When I recognize that I have these feelings of “un-yoginess” I become aware that my focus has usually shifted to the external forces surrounding me and that I am having a reaction to things I simply cannot control.
Fine, great, so how do I get re-connected? Understanding that my focus has shifted outwards, I know it is time to give my body and mind a little T.L.C. What is my go-to? My Restorative Yoga Practice is my remedy and inevitably brings me back to “me”. Restorative postures focus on supporting the body with props such as blankets bolsters, blocks and pillows. These props support the body allowing the body to relax and release with minimal effort. As you experience the physical release of tension, you will also feel a quieting of the mind.
I find the world we live in absolutely amazing, everything is almost instant; we rarely need to wait for anything. It is without doubt a fast paced world. So, when we are called upon “to wait”, to “slow down”, many of us simply do not know how to do so in a healthy and constructive way. I love my restorative practice, as it provides me a means to let go and the opportunity to nurture both my mind and body. It is also a wonderful complement to my more vigorous yoga classes. The best part is…I get back to the “me” I know and love.
If you have yet to try a restorative yoga class, do not deny yourself any longer-give yourself the gift, you deserve to experience the pure bliss yourself! Please join me at Vitality Yoga, Tuesday nights from 8:15-9:15 for Restorative Yoga. I would love to see you relaxing in class-Namaste.