I go to a yoga class twice a week. It is a commitment I made to my body in January. I knew I belonged to this community within the first five minutes of class. The teacher was talking a bit about Anusara Yoga. She told us we were learning how to be free inside our bodies. I wanted to feel that freedom. After four months I am more comfortable in my body. This approach is a graceful, lead with the heart rather than the head, way of aligning the body and the mind and the spirit. It is so joyful!
I am learning about the body. A dear friend loaned me "Gray's Anatomy". It is a large book. I have just finished reading about ribs. Today, in yoga class, when we were breathing into our back ribs, I had a very good understanding of the structure of the ribs. I decided I needed a course on the names of the body parts the first time I was to do something with the sacrum. I had no idea what that was. Now I want to know how the body is put together. It is amazing! I want to care for my body as I do for my spirit and my feelings.
My Yoga practice allows me to do just that; kindly, respectfully and with practice, hopefully, with grace.
10 years ago