Strong words maybe but truth lies within them. Yoga is about bringing us into balance and allowing us to connect with our inner being. When we do this we become centred and more resilient, enabling us to consider an objective point of view, see the truth and respond more appropriately.
We’ve all experienced how differently we can respond to something going wrong when we’re calm and not under time pressures. That picture is often somewhat different if we’re delayed, late for work and the boss is waiting to see you as you walk though the door.
Next time events knock you off balance, give yourself a few moments to settle and centre. Bring your attention to your core, sensing the rise and fall of the abdomen as the breath flows in /out of the body. The breath will slowly balance to an easy breath and simultaneously the mind will settle leaving you better prepared to respond.
The quote came for Ana Forrest a yoga teacher with over 40 years experience and one considered a pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. To read the full article see: http://www.yogajournal.com/for_teachers/2120