Let the prana flow.
Embodied presence and breath.
Find your Middle Ground
This is a definition of yoga, and what I bring to the mat every day. The intention is to move the life energy through awareness of the breath. The body doesn’t need to be in motion to do this. At any moment we can guide our attention and our prana.
Where our attention goes, the energy flows.
I bring this to yoga and into my life.
Off the mat, I come back again and again, and bring awareness to where my attention is going. This is where the precious life energy will move towards.
Take a moment and close your eyes. Notice where your energy and thoughts are being drawn to right now. Is this expanding or contracting your energy? Is there a sense of opening or tension? Is this moment enriching or detracting from who you are or want to be?
Most of us don’t really want our energy to flow into our smart phone … mindless distractions … other people’s stories and drama … worrying about the future … holding on to what is past … judging others … being critical of ourselves. Yet it happens a lot.
Awareness is the first step. The next one is your choice.
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