Monday, September 5, 2011
Yoga Off The Mat
I decided to write this post since I am still feeling some pain from the burn which I got while doing some ironing yesterday.
We often hear our teachers reminding us about awareness as well as keeping our focus when we are doing the yoga poses.
But do we realize that it is just as important to practice awareness as well as keeping our focus when we are off the mat.
Often, we injure ourselves when we are not focused on the task at hand as it is often in the case where we are doing one thing while our mind is thinking about something else. We also tend to make more mistakes in our work due to lack of awareness and staying present.
Even though when we are on the mat, we have learned to be mindful, once we are off the mat, how many of us really practice this mindfulness? It is because when we are off the mat, we forget the real meaning of yoga.
“I love the asanas but the Real Yoga comes when I flow off the mat.”