One of our students writes about practising yoga with us.
I think I have lived in an amazing age, remembering our first fridge, (and the treat of ice-cream at home), our first family car.The invention of TV. The wonderment of the first man on the moon. There were no Yoga Studios then in rural Australia..Ten pin bowling was all the rage. I used to go to the Gym, as a new Mum, and trampoline and swim. Do you get the picture? We couldn't have imagined this fast paced technological age we now live in. I think, most of us, in this class, are retired. We are "post" most things, children, menopause, and in my case a total knee replacement. We assemble, on our mats, and I can feel the tension drain out of my body, and gradually relax. I feel safe and nurtured here. I trust the teacher implicitly. We interpret instructions, we try earnestly to emulate her, to bring to life a vision of what we have seen. Sometimes our teacher says " You must remember to breath". Harmony and encouragement, to make the connection to the essence of Yoga. All too soon the class is over, and I leave feeling stronger, taller, more grounded, focused , amazed at what I can do.I take nothing for granted. Still so much to learn, is there enough time? And so privileged to be in this class .
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But to me the question really is, what is the cost of no yoga?
Yoga is the lay persons neuroscience - Yogis have known for centuries that there are layers of mental activity that can be harnessed and directed. When attention becomes concentration and concentration establishes a pause between the rise and fall of thoughts, we arrive into a state known as meditation. The interconnections between the layers of consciousness create the conditions for wisdom.. it arises in the pause, in the interruption of habitual thought.