In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Darren Rhodes reminds us that in order to have a successful yoga practice, we must stay true to our aim and always keep practicing. Things in our lives (on the mat and off) are going to come up that could give us reasons to abandon our practice. But if we’ve had a consistent practice and we’ve built the foundation, we’ll start to look at our practice as a relationship that we can turn to when things get tough, not turn our backs on.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Steven Espinosa reminds us that yoga is one of those ways that we have of being able to learn how to just keep moving forward and to be able to learn how to overcome obstacles.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Jodi Blumstein reminds us that one of the most important things that yoga teaches us is how to feel our hearts more deeply because most of us are living in our head. She explains that most of our activity comes from our thinking and that we’re spending a lot of time on that activity and not enough time spent on feeling.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Marc Holzman poses an interesting question. Why is it that we feel so compassionate sometimes and then other times when something happens that would equally stir up compassion, we have no feeling at all? What is it exactly about compassion where it sometimes feels so arbitrary? Do you think we can cultivate a life in which compassion is a fundamental, permanent, on-going condition that we live in? Something to contemplate – the unpredictably of the feeling of compassion.
In this Week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Amy Ippoliti reminds us that when life throws us curve balls, we have two choices. We can either get completely defeated or we can use that difficulty and transmute it into something different. It’s not always easy, but she explains how yoga gives us the tools to look deep inside of ourselves so we find the ability to transmute those hard times into strength.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Darren Rhodes reminds us not to make a problem out of what’s not a problem. He explains that we all have some sort of neurocis, it is unavoidable. So instead of fighting it, why not use it as a source of growth? It is not necessarily problematic if you have tight hips or some sort of injury unless you make it a problem. So next time we practice, he encourages us to notice where is it that maybe you do make what isn’t a problem a problem and how it’s shifting your practice.
In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Kia Miller reminds us how important it is to keep our aura strong. Our aura is considered our protection from within which we project. If we have weak aura, we are greatly influenced by others. Strong aura serves as a protection from negative energies. She explains how practicing Kundalini yoga can help with strengthening our aura, in turn protecting ourselves from negative energies.
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, Amy Ippoliti reminds us that it’s actually ok to want things, to desire things. In a lot of yoga traditions, desire is kind of taboo, but she explains that there are so many things that you can have creative desires about that can actually make the world a better place.
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.