Week 209: Blissfully Welcomed
The continuation of yoga in the morning has been a delightful way to start the day but poses (no pun intended!) some challenges in writing about them after the fact.
This week’s practice I was in a state of sleepiness. I closed my eyes for the majority of the first 10-15 minutes of practice. Lovely as it sounds and great way to come into the morning, I hesitate with my recall of the practice. Thank goodness for voice memos on my phone to save my thoughts at the end!
I chose this week’s practice, as it sounded well-suited to my morning self. Or at least my anticipated morning self. Late night and early morning only speaks to the practice title, Deepening Relaxation. I also noted that I had yet to participate in any of Satiya Channer’s Do Yoga with Me videos so I was looking forward to a new voice, new method and new type of practice.
It fit EXACTLY what I needed.
The practised eased in with a comfortable pace where we focused on openers for the hips, leg and shoulders. But initially a much needed focus on the neck and breath was so appreciated. I find not many yoga practices focus on the neck. I haven’t run across any particular “neck asanas” and wonder do they really exist? The varied breath work definitely helped guide me through the tension my neck possesses.
The slow start led to a very relaxed practice yet with concentrated effort. It allowed the body to let go.
Don’t know how that happened but it was blissfully welcomed.
Points of tension cropped up somewhat unexpectedly. My neck, side body and back really talked back. Maybe it was the relaxation that allowed my body to unraveling.
Staff pose was difficult. I sensed that my pelvis was out of alignment and noted to myself, “it’s best to book in to see my trusted chiropractor soon!”
I loved how the practice was calming yet enlightening. Quiet but loud (my body spoke in a very loud tone at times!) And peaceful and grounding.
Who doesn’t want to start your day like this?
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Aspiring Yoga Teacher
I've practiced yoga since I was a pre-teen and have always found it to keep me centered. I will be a teacher one day and this is my journey to discover teaching and practice.