New week, new theme...or not! Still immersed in Isvarapranidhana within the Heart of Yoga book. This week touched on the obstacles to yoga mentioned in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Desikachar advises creating space for ourselves and our mind. So this week's classes are emphasing the aspect of space in the asana work as well as in our mind as we work through sometimes quite challenging poses. I am asking students to consider how they may need to modify the full expression of the pose to keep space and retain the spirit of the pose. And as always, what opportunities are there to take this off the mat and into our lives?
Ruth is a yoga therapist and yoga teacher based in Cheltenham, UK. She emphasises yoga as a tool for well-being, for individuals and in her classes, in person or via zoom.