I taught a Yin Yang Yoga Class (this is flow yoga and chill yoga together btw) yesterday morning for the public holiday and shared a poem on meditation.
In a world where we are constantly distracted, with everything trying to grab our attention, it's no wonder we find being still such a challenge. We feel restless and impatient with our overactive minds and expectations for the practice, as well as ourselves.
Maybe it's just physically uncomfortable to sit still (tight hips and sore back anyone?), or you lack the time to be consistent with the practice in the first place.
Whatever it may be, know that you are not alone.
We are living in a modern world that more often than not doesn't serve our nervous system.
Everyone is yelling at us (well at least this is how I felt when I went on TikTok for the first time last week)
They all want our attention.
So I challenge you with this:
Next time you have that pulling urge to reach for your...
Curious as to why yoga teachers put asanas (yoga poses) in a particular order during a Vinyasa Class?
It's all about the Vinyasa Krama Baby!
Vinyasa is one of the most popular styles of Yoga in Australia. If you have been to a class that links movement with breath in a sequence, it was most prob a Vinyasa class.
The word Vinyasa can be broken down into "vi", which means "a special way" and "nyasa", which means to step or to place. "Krama" then means a sequence or progression.
No matter how we would like to think about it, in reality, the only constant in this life is change. This is represented beautifully in Vinyasa, as we practice a sequence of continuous asanas, from start to finish, with every single movement we do in the flow of postures linked to an inhale or an exhale, aligned with the intention to continue to progress forward.