Breath Over Poses

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I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am. ~Sylvia Plath

The promise of a daily practice does not have to be oriented to a future goal of health, wellness or fitness. In fact becoming better friends with who you are right now- body, mind and spirit -  is one of the most powerful and radical acts we can experience. 

I know it is not always easy to love the right now - but there are little steps we can take each day and each practice to bring us a bit closer, a bit more grateful and bit more at ease. And guess what? When we act, move and dream from a place of self respect & self love -we begin to access our inner power and will start to show up as our best selves— more clear, decisive, intuitive and strong!  

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. ~Thích Nhất Hạnh

Choose Breath Over Pose

One of my favorite tips to help cultivate present moment awareness and self compassion is to approach your practice allowing your breath to be front and center of your focus, even more than your poses!

This breath over pose focus will help us overcome our tendency is to hold our breath during a challenging  pose or sequence which can bring more stress and tension into the body. An easy & steady breath, even when things get hard will bring more grace and steadiness into our bodies, the poses, our hearts and our minds.