Wasn’t the rain wonderful? This morning, as I look out at a brilliant blue sky peeking through passing clouds -- and sunlight shimmering on everything -- I am inspired by the cherry plum trees that are allowed to sleep all winter and reawaken so spectacularly in the near spring.
Why can’t we do that? Or can we? Is it possible that some of us have been sleep walking through our yoga practice for so long we are missing out on the chance to come into full bloom?
This week, as we continue to focus on surrender, I invite you to enjoy the challenge and wonder of approaching your yoga practice as a beginner -- or as a beginner again. To explore what each step of a pose feels like before going into the next. What are your hands doing in downward dog? What is your back foot doing in anjaneyasana (low lunge)? I call these "bus stops" and in our classes this week, we'll take time to explore how finding ease in each bus stop before going on to the next prepares us to experience the full expression of any pose.
Just like the cherry plum trees, we'll bud before we blossom.
Click here for this week's schedule. I look forward to seeing you in class!
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Jamie Walton is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher with more than 8 years (1000+ hours) of experience teaching group exercise classes, and has been certified by the American Red Cross to administer First Aid and CPR.