If listening is akin to
living receptively in your heart,
you are cordially invited to
a simple practice PRIOR to that listening:
sensing your body.
In your poses as well as your interactions,
sense all of your limbs
for moments at a time.
This seemingly small practice
helps me feel and heal
misalignments in my back, my neck and
my facial expressions, softening every edge.
Remembering to do it is the real work.
We might equate this with
OPENING TO GRACE,
prior to thought;
a moment of recognition in your heart.
This practice offers a vantage point
from which you can begin to truly
allow the energy of your mind
to settle into your body.
When you feel challenged, confused, frustrated,
shift the focus from your evaluating mind
into just sensing your physical body.
> From here, you might find
your optimal alignment in any moment
and actually begin to live your yoga.
With gratitude and respect,
Elena and Lynn