Simplicity. Keep It Simple Silly (or whatever "S" word you'd like to use).
This past week I ended up practicing in my master bedroom of all places. I am very lucky to have a gorgeous view out of my window of tall green conifer trees and blue skies (most days!) so I opened my blinds to let the beautiful view be seen. It was an impromptu session where I'd been debating whether or not to practice. My achey sick body wasn't sure it was ready for anything. But I persevered and went through my poses.
As I was transitioning into tree pose (Vriksasana), I had the oddest feeling that someone was watching me. My peripheral vision was giving me the cues that someone or something was there. And there perched on the stunning tree was my backyard squirrel, at perfect visual height, enjoying a red berry. I couldn't help but chuckle to myself that I had an audience during my most sluggish practices in a long time!
But what the squirrel reminded me was to keep things simple. And isn't that what yoga is about too. He was just chilling out on a tree branch (two-stories up), enjoying his morning snack. It was his nourishment and the yoga was mine.
We can get really bogged down with life and can forget simple pleasures. In this morning's practice, I was reminded to take a deep breath and let the simple things be what is most important. Nature can be our greatest teacher.
Have a moment for yourself and remember to KISS,
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.