As we say good-bye to one year and prepare to usher in a new one, I found myself asking two questions to all of my private clients. I wanted a way to loosely guide and inform how to deepen our work together and help each person utilize his or her practice to grow into the best version of him or herself. I invite you to consider these questions for your own practice.
- What pose would you like to finally be able to do? This could be some crazy hard, pretzely pose or one that demonstrates great feats of strength or balance. Or, this could be a simple pose that you struggle to find proper alignment in. The point here is not to necessarily be able to do said pose by the end of 2016, it is to explore your physical capabilities, safely push your boundaries, and discover something new about your strength, flexibility, or balance.
- How do you want to physically and emotionally feel in 2016? Yoga is about connecting mind, body, and spirit. This is about being clear with how you want your time on your mat to impact your overall wellbeing. What we cultivate on our mats will slowly begin to infiltrate our time off our mats. Again, this is not about achieving what you set out to do 100% of the time, or even at all. This is about cultivating mindfulness, nonjudgmental honestly, and compassion for ourselves as we continue on our paths to overall wellbeing.
Here’s to a happy and healthy New Year!