For most of us, yoga is practiced in a class. We disconnect for an hour or so, breathe, do the asanas, enjoy Savasana, roll up our mats and then immediately jump back into our busy lives a.k.a pull out your phone and check for messages the second you leave class.
But, I have many students who at end of class say they don’t want to leave..it’s because we all know that the calmness dissipates once you exit the room.
The thing is, you CAN keep that post-Savasana zen feeling with you. It’s good to know that yoga is actually a way of life. It is not just about completing a sequence of asanas. It’s about meditation, compassion, truth, non-violence, concentration and a whole lot more. All these yoga concepts are meant to be practiced even when we aren’t on our mats.
For this post, I have listed some common yoga cues (or “seeds-being planted” as I like to call it) one hears in class that can easily be taken off the mat and into your world.
OH my God – get it…Peace…OFF the Mat?? So PUNNY! 😉
Yoga Cue #1: Give Gratitude for what you can do already
Yoga Cue #2: Elongate your breaths
Yoga Cue #3: Just try something new without fear
Yoga Cue #4: Simply Observe
Ultimately, a peaceful and content state of mind is what we are striving for, isn’t it? The practice of yoga is immeasurable in this aspect.
Maybe with time and practice, your life will reflect the comic below from one of my favorite bloggers! 🙂
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