Thursday, May 21, 2009

Finding My Still Point

I went to a wonderful yoga class yesterday. It may have been the best yoga class I have ever participated in. The instructor was wonderful and the class was challenging but not terribly difficult. The best part of the class was when he told us to find our "still point". This is the slight pause in between your breaths. Right after you breathe in and right before you breathe out. He asked us to focus on this point. It was nice to just relax and focus on my breath (or non-breath). 

I have a lot going on right now, all good but still a lot. How great I felt in the class made me realize that I should take more time to just relax and focus on my still point. One way I'm going to do this is to make Yoga with this guy a regular part of my schedule. I enjoyed it more than I did the Pilates course.


2 comments:

greentigress said...

Yoga is fantastic and somehow goes really well with the non dairy lifestyle...
no dairy is difficult... yoga can be difficult... focus on enjoying yourself...
I was far too jealous and competitive...
Yoga serves me well when i am in hospital... with only the gym that is only open occasionally to exercise in - yoga is great cos all you need is a mat...
I am also giving up pilates... I can't keep it up as well as physio for my knee... this will have to take priority...

Susan said...

That is the exact point I was talking about reaching with the biking up the mountain. You stop resisting the thought that it is torture, but you don't surrender.