Dear Yogis and Yoginis,
So much to learn and grow from in such a challenging time.
We are all still together in community, even when our paths are not crossing as much.
One of my main teachers Erich Schiffmann told me,
"It really comes down to what you are doing on your mat at home."
I took those words to heart, and through many years of stress while parenting my two children, running my Yoga studio, and seeing many private clients, it often came down to me having to practice at the end of my day at home on my mat, learning to listen within.
I love practicing at Village Yoga!
So many beautiful souls come together in our gorgeous studio downtown.
I can't wait to see you all soon, but until then....
Here are the basics for your home practice.
It's not complicated, you just have to get to your mat!
Stay on your mat, even when you aren't attending a class, listen to your bodies wisdom, and remember it doesn't have to be hard to be effective. Start in a posture you love, and move from there. Your body will guide you from pose to pose, and remember to include SAVASANA!
If inspired, create a small altar with something that brings you joy and light.
Keep your mat and altar in your sight, drop in at any time.
Feed your soul while we are waiting this out, and when we come together in practice again we can rebirth our practices and know that our own strength and determination builds character and carries us through the toughest of times.
Yoga is 99% Practice and 1% theory.
7 principles for practice:
Breathe: Let the breath move you
Yield: Yield to the earth, weight and levity
Radiate: Move from the inside out. The Human Starfish
Center: Maintain the integrity of the spine
Support: Establish the foundation of support.
Align: Create clear lines of force: Alignment and flow
Engage: Engage the whole body
RETURN TO SILENCE TO DEVELOP CLEAR PERCEPTION.
Sat Nam and Stay Strong,
Lisa Marie VYOGA Instructor