* Are you doing yoga or is yoga doing you?

mindful yoga

Yoga Doing Y0u

Let postures flow,
movement as natural
as moonrise,
being without doing.

Go right to the edge,
to the spark within
each breath, and inquire
into the awareness that
underlies the stretch.

Release the small me
clamoring to be seen,
and experience the
emptiness beneath,
the boundaries
expanse of freedom.

This leap outside
a fixed identity,
this free fall into truth
is, very simply,
yoga doing you.

~ Danna Faulds

 

This is mindful yoga.

Allowing mind body and spirit to align and move. Releasing the ego and small me. Embracing the present moment as each one unfolds.

Namaste

12 responses to “* Are you doing yoga or is yoga doing you?

  1. I had to stop the class the other day and take a breath, cause I realized I was doing yoga – but I wasn’t there and in the moment. So I reset and went back and then yoga was doing me, and I felt much better afterwards! And, now that I’m more comfortable with it, I’d like to explore it more. Are there any books you would suggest for a beginning yogi? My yoga instructor recommended The Secret Power of Yoga, but I was wondering if anything popped into your mind you might want to share. Thank you! πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Kate, The Secret Power of Yoga is new to me, but it looks like a really helpful introduction to the eight limbs of yoga and how you can bring the sutras into every day life. The one I enjoy still is by Judith Lasater called ” Living Your Yoga, finding the spiritual in everyday life”
      In yoga, we follow the tradition that has been passed down to us. As I am a Kripalu Yoga teacher I love this book, “Kripalu Yoga – a guide to practice on and off the mat.”
      xo

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