This practice is essentially devoted to the Yama: Ahimsa or non-violence. Watching our actions: in our poses are we helping or hurting by trying to make the pose fit our bodies rather than adjusting the pose to feel better for us? Watching our thoughts: are we using kind words towards ourselves both on and off our mats?
The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your group classes or one on ones that you are teaching. Everything below is just a guide based on my thoughts and experiences in the moment. Feel free to change anything to better suit your teaching/practice style or so that it feels more authentic to you and your own teaching voice. Namasté
Physical Focus: Really focusing here on the organic flow of the class. A slow and steady warm-up and then just as slowly building into the challenges before moving to the floor for calm and steady stretches. Poses should be linked together with ease.
Chakra: 4th – Heart Chakra
Yama: Ahimsa (non-violence)
Mantra: Peace begins with me
Mudra: Peace Fingers
Let’s ensure we are using lots of cues to reflect peace and harmony throughout our practice. Checking in physically but also checking in with our thoughts. As we move into deeper poses or stretches are we pushing and pulling, or allowing ourselves to simply be, enjoying the sensation of the pose?
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