Find Bliss in Your Practice.

Via on Jan 10, 2014

 

Mountain pose on mount Bromo

 

I came to Tadasana, Mountain Pose.
Finding stillness in my breath.
Waiting for the mind chatter to cease.

Then movement enters.
Slowly at first, then faster.

Waves cresting throughout my body.
Emotions begin to surface.
No longer bottled inside.
Anger. Joy.
Love. Hate.
The range becomes endless as the battle rages.

Until finally, nothing is left.

No judgement. Only distant observation.
I release into the sensation.

Finally surrendering.
Letting go, I become me.

Whether we are a a beginner or an experienced yoga practitioner, at some point most of us forget that yoga is much more than just performing a pose on the mat. It’s about being comfortable in our own body and recognizing our own experience.

So the next time you come into a pose, take a moment.

Follow your breath into stillness until the movement of the pose becomes a natural extension of the stillness.

Surrender what you think the pose should look like and just be.

When you truly let go of any expectations, that’s when you’ll find true bliss in your practice.

 

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Editor: Bryonie Wise

Photo: elephant archives

 

 

 

 

About Leona Harter, L.Ac.

Leona Harter, M.Ac., L.Ac., LMT, loves to heal things through the power of Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Qigong, Yoga and Herbs in her private practice at Leona Harter Acupuncture and Wellness in Southeast Georgia. She also maintains a practice at Advanced Healthcare Center in Jesup, GA, where she works with other medical providers to provide a multidisciplinary approach as needed. She guides her patients on their path of self-discovery while offering natural healing techniques that can be incorporated into any daily routine. She can be connected with via Facebook or via email at info@leonaharter.com.

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