Living mindfully takes more than intellectual understanding, it takes embodied experience. We can't just "get it," we have to do it. And we can start by find the keys (skills) to open the doors (domains) of mindfulness practice.
I don’t think I realized how much anxiety I experienced until I momentarily stopped feeling anxiety, looked around, and thought, “is this how everyone else normally feels?” I owe that break in anxiety entirely to yoga. If anxiety is the pain of disconnection (a paraphrased definition from Sarah Wilson) then yoga eases anxiety through reconnection – to yourself and your “Something Else.
Your whole life has prepared you for this moment. I'm not trying to sound like a refrigerator magnet or cheeseball Instagram quote account. Matter-of-factly, all the skills you've developed, all the resources you've collected, all the relationships you've formed have been preparing you for now. Not just for the remarkable and pivotal life moments, but the mundane [...]
Although physical practice hooked my attention, it's the philosophy of yoga that changed me. Join me for the Beyond Asana workshop series, which will take you past the physical practice and into the philosophy of yoga through the Yamas (moral guidelines). Each 2-hour workshop includes group discussion, journaling and self-reflection, micro-practices, and guided meditation.