1. find a time and place when you will be undisturbed. lay out your mat
2. go slowly, standing in mountain pose, settling your roots into the soft ground
3. notice how your breath flows
4. let your exhalation drop down from your head to your roots so that your body springs upwards, very slightly, uncurling a little like a spring fern. slowly. your inhalation flows into your open body
5. move through a handful of your favourite postures watching your soft breath and sending down your roots each time you breathe out
6. sit comfortably. be still. notice your breath
7. come back tomorrow. it will be different
‘Learning to be sensitive to your needs in yoga is a wonderful adventure. Making the spontaneous changes to your daily practice that support your health and energy levels is a sensitivity to life that naturally develops. It is an embrace of your own life and energy, an energetic pleasure–“the only reason to do yoga!”‘
Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection Mark Whitwell
‘Is it possible to have a different attitude in which a new intelligence, not imposed by others, but born out of curiosity, attention and sensitivity will emerge? In which body and mind, fused in one single action, collaborate together? It is just this revolutionary attitude that we are going to discover through a new discipline in the practice of yoga.’ Vanda Scaravelli
nurture curiosity in your practice…
feel what it’s like when you let your feet spread wide and wider still into the ground
this takes no time at all – but there’s no hurry
be interested in how your breath is moving
one breath – then another and another – be curious about them all
can you feel your body undoing itself?
one posture will do it and then a lifetime
why not join me tonight for a moonlit practice between 8.30pm and 9.00pm. no zoom, no FaceTime – we’ll just know we are not practising alone. i recommend turning off the light – darkness brings a deep and quiet connection.
choose any postures – perhaps focussing on lying or seated – or take some breathing or meditation.