In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Steven Espinosa reminds us that doing something faster is not always better. Regardless of what you’re doing, whether you’re vacuuming or doing yoga, it is always good to do it mindfully and consciously. Faster is not always better – mindful, conscious movement is always a better a choice.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Jo Tastula reminds us that the number one rule when dealing with insomnia is don’t try too hard. You can’t try to fall asleep. When you work at it, it doesn’t happen. Sleeping happens all on its own when you let go and when you let yourself let go.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga class, Marc Holzman explains the meaning of Mudita: A sympathetic joy. To relish other people’s achievements and to find joy in other people’s prosperity. Sometimes it’s not so easy to do. Especially if we, ourselves dont feel like we have enough and that we’re lacking.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga class, Stephanie Snyder reminds us to really stay in the moment for the sake of joy. Often times we are not in the moment because we are thinking about what’s to come or we are making plans or we are thinking about what happened in the past. She explains that unless we can really drop into the moment, then there is no joy because joy is now, joy is in the moment. It’s not in the future and it’s not in the past.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Kia Miller reminds us that yoga is about tuning in to the subtle signals that the body is continuously giving us so that we can make the necessary adjustments to stay healthy and to promote balance, ease and clarity.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Darren Rhodes reminds us that profit is a key principal of practice. If we are not profiting (mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually) from our practice, we could end up with deficits, which could eventually lead to burnout. To avoid deficits in our practice, he encourages us to give our problems to our practice and allow our practice to empower our path.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Sally Kempton reminds us that the heart is a cave within which we can take rest. When you enter the cave of the heart, you may discover not only the deepest form of love, but a new awareness of your relationship to yourself and the world.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Seane Corn likens Vinyasa Flow to a poem. She looks at each asana as a word that stands on its own, but the movements between the poses, the transitions, she sees them as punctuation. When we link both together, that individual meaning becomes a collective expression, a poem.
In this Overheard in Yoga Class, Sianna Sherman explains the meaning of one of the great teachings of yoga, Chit Rasa. Chit meaning consciousness and Rasa meaning the dynamic fluid essence of our being. So when certain events and circumstances try to get the best of us, part of the act of yoga is learning to find that still point within us and having the ability to flow with whatever comes our way.