Monday, November 7, 2011
Little Thing #34
Yoga can be a real workout, hot and sweaty, working all your muscles and making you breath hard and really stretch yourself. But the other night, yoga was just what I needed it to be, an exercise for my brain. It was so relaxing and I was able to clear my mind and focus on being present and putting thoughts to the side. Sometimes I have trouble with racing thoughts and it really helps when our instructors make suggestions during practice about how to move past that. Joelle uses her calm voice to suggest that if you're troubled with thoughts, just put them aside and don't worry, they'll be waiting for you later. Steve uses the mental image of a veil or curtain in your mind that you draw across those thoughts, they're still there but out of view so that you can focus on other things. I'm so thankful for these teachers and their instruction!