This weekend just gone, I had the pleasure of taking one of Anne's regular Autism Family Support classes, and it was such a joy!
Yoga is my favourite way to start a weekend, so I was really excited to kick off Saturday morning not only with yoga, but also supporting a fantastic charity!
It was smooth, mindful practice, with lots of emphasis on stretching out our legs, hips & lower backs. After class, one of the students commented to me that she really enjoyed the chilled-out pace of the class, because it allowed her to really feel how each pose was meant to feel, and what it was meant to do (like the back muscles working in Cobra Pose).
As a yoga teacher, you really can't receive much better feedback than that, because it means out students are being totally present and mindful with themselves. Building a strengthening the connection between body and mind that is so beneficial, both on and off the mat.
And it reminded how often the feeling-into-it of yoga can be lost: especially if we're not allowing ourselves to be focussed or present. Mindfulness and presence is one of the greatest lessons and gifts a yoga practice can give you, and it was fabulous to see that at work on Saturday!