(Image from Huffington Post) I get some extremely random emails to my Yoga Quota address. None so weird as this one which I think deserves sharing.
With the to and fro of students leaving/tourists arriving, June has been a frenetic month here in Oxford. There’s something about the extra few hours of daylight, the need to make the most of the sunshine, and the excitement of summer that I find to be a little….uprooting?! I was feeling this quite potently the last few weeks, I was struggling to focus on anything fully and losing a grip on my practise. So I made the theme for myself and my classes ‘grounding’.
My most sustaining and rewarding practises are where I feel both energised and stabilised by my movements. I can channel what my mind and body needs and move safely in tune with where my edges are that day. The easiest classes aren’t always the gentlest, but the ones where you just do what you really need in that moment. Real flow comes when we are involved in our movements, our breath, ourselves. Feeling grounded means feeling connected to all those things, but how do we find our bedrock in times when everything off the mat is in full haywire-summer-swing?
The more i’ve explored this theme the more ways I see to access this experience of being grounded:
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