Taking time to relax often appears lazy in practice, yet results in quite the opposite. Everyone becomes far more productive when well-rested.
To undo tensions accumulated from a lifetime of stressful conditioning and unhealthy habits requires practice. There is no perfect system or formula, no one way, but it all starts with observing the nature of the mind, and how that nature is translated by the breath and imposed on the body.
In honing the capacity to simply listen, and respond to what we observe, we may co-create our experience rather than allowing experience to create us. We can find balance, take our lessons from whatever comes our way, and move forward in wisdom, leaving behind whatever doesn't serve us.
It takes constant attention and an effortless sort of exploration, but everyone is capable of participating in the relationship between mind, body, emotions, and spirit in a way that undoes tension and cultivates our deepest intentions, whatever they may be.
By summoning the discipline to be at rest, in acceptance of what is, our inherent freedom becomes apparent. We slowly become calm, clear, and trusting of ourselves, on the mat and off.
Our own way unfolds before us.
Ease up your personal practice and share it with others --
Restorative Teacher Training and Personal Practice Immersion
June 22-23 at Loom Yoga, Bushwick.