The ashtanga yoga practice really is a gift of balance that you can give to yourself 💝
Today I didn’t really feel like getting on my mat, I have an exam this weekend, so I need to revise 🤯My mind felt closed in. I wanted to chill in soft openings and Childs pose, head down, closed, still. But I rolled out my mat. 🧘♀️ 👣
Ekham Inhale...and off I went, through the beautiful dance of the ashtanga sequence.
I felt strong, balanced, gradually felling softer, more flexible where my body had reflected my stiff mind.
By the end my backbends and drop backs felt beautiful, soft but strong, the heart fully open, reaching to the sky to reach the earth.
The practice had fully restored my balance...And that’s why I love this practice. 🙏
If I’d have had a choice I’d have huddled into Childs pose for an hour, but that would only have reinforced what I felt, reinforcing the imbalance, instead of challenging it to restore balance. 🙌