No matter the goal, be straightforward with yourself, as if you were coaching you – as if you were getting paid to make the best athlete out of yourself. Then you can work harder at being your own motivation rather than focusing on the difficulty of completing the goals that you have put forth.More
We use yoga to get into the body. We align our limbs to express a specific posture. AND this posture brings our life force (breath) into our organs. This is nourishment for the soul.
We have to break through the physical form of asana to reach the moment when we are lucky enough to engage the spirit within. This higher self, the humming that occurs out of nowhere, the words and thoughts that just pop up, the visualizations that give you inspiration and make you happy. This you is universal, elemental and variable. You are connected energetically to all the people around you and also all the non-beings, ie. rocks and plants that surround you.More
Great teachers are few and far in between.
Good teachers are what most of us know and while they develop their practice, they share what they have learned on their journey.
So if you can, find a teacher that looks like she might share your body, your disposition, talk to him or her, ask them questions because you are a mirror for their progress in the journey. No Yoga. No Peace.More
The beginning is THE BOOK THAT COMES BEFORE the one we see today in studios. It’s further back than most teachers are willing to go, maybe because show offs find it rudimentary, or they don’t know how to slow things down, or maybe they’re afraid to give students what they really need, because it won’t look like a typical yoga class with arm balances, headstands, and seventeen chattarangas.More
I laid down on the locker bench with my head propped up on my bag futzing around with my iPhone: first horoscopes, because that burns fat. Pah! And then this great gardening book.. Closing my eyes for a second, the thought of spring turned to summer and then the beach. I jumped up, got changed, and began what was an incredible hour of high intensity training.
Getting Fit is not listening to the procrastinating words from your lazy body.More