Monday, July 7, 2014

Salutation Lesson #2

The second lesson from having a regular practice of sun salutations...

Yoga is more than calisthenics!

It is easy to approach sun salutations or any other yoga practice as a form of exercise.  For sure, there are physical benefits that come with doing yoga on a regular basis. I know many people who come to yoga with this in mind. I continue the practice of sun  salutations something else emerges that is beyond the physical results. There is a change that comes over my being shifting the mindset from one of limitation to openness. This comes from the joining of movement with breath and combining this with the intentional sequencing of one pose to another.  This creates a flow of energy from the head to the toes through the practice which saturates the entire being (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually). After the last sequence I stand on my mat in mountain pose completely grounded in the here an now. 

For me, this is a different experience than exercise ever gave me but after all that is just my perspective. Maybe try doing sun salutations regularily for thirty days and see what happens for you. I would love to hear about it.