Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Final Class

Hi Class,

Our subject tonight is back to alignment. We align ourselves in many ways. What our Yoga practice begs of us is to be aware of how we are aligning in everyday life. We can practice this on our mats. Using our mat as our private stage, and look at what preparations we do for each pose and/or each Yoga practice. It is interesting how our Yoga practice really does mirror our lives.

How do you prepare (align) yourself for your yoga practice? your day? your life?

The 3 A's

Attitude: Spirit - Inner Self- Heart
(Divine Knowledge - Iccha)

The power of the heart (spirit) as the force behind every action or expression in an Hatha Yoga practice. (In Life.)

Alignment: Mind - Intellect - Awareness
(Divine Knowledge - Jnana)

The mindful awareness of how various parts of ourselves are integrated and interconnected.

Action: Body - Physical - Action
(Divine Action - Kriya)

The use of tangible action to express our attitude through the alignment of the body.

With these tools, the 3 A's, we want to be able to learn to align ourselves so well, that no matter what it is we are doing, we stop repeating the things that cause us and others suffering, practice Ahimsa (Non-Harming), and have joy. If you don't have a sense of a smile in your heart and soul, how can you realign in order to make that happen?

See you in class,