You may first consider fitness classes as a way to achieve a great body or to keep fit, but they can also improve your health. Yoga can tone your muscles, exercise your spine and entire skeletal system, and improve the functioning of the immune and lymphatic systems. The synchronization of breath and movement creates an open space where the mind is focused, the emotions flows freely, and the individual is connected to his or her authentic self. The process of learning yoga allows us to find our lasting sense of inner peace, giving us resilience against life’s challenges, and allows us to explore our imperfect human side without judgment. Pilates strengthens your core. Muscle conditioning and other group class options help build strength and improve cardiovascular fitness. The classes I enjoy teaching require no more than a yoga mat and comfortable workout clothing to sweat in.
Exercise affects not only your body but also your mind, encouraging you to reflect on yourself and begin to create an inner peace. With a healthy body and the will to change your mind, you’re on your way to a more fulfilling life.
All exercise helps to encourage you to reflect on yourself and begin to create an inner peace. It exercises not just your body but also your mind. With a healthy body and the will to change your mind, you’re on your way to a more fulfilling life.
A practice is an invitation into a consistent, long-standing relationship between you, the practitioner, and “it”, the thing to which you are committing. The concept of practice can be challenging for our minds. Being linear and goal-orientated, we often focus on perfection and completion, which do not lend themselves to an attempted lifestyle change or spiritual development.
Practicing yoga, eating a healthier diet, or starting an exercise regime all demand release from the idea of “completion” and “perfection”. When we consistently practice, we enter into a conscious experiment, allowing the natural evolution of the process of change to unfold. Just as in “two steps forward, one step backward,” we watch without judgment and we realign with our commitment. We continue moving forward, strengthened and informed by our “backward” steps.
What are you committed to? How do you practice it? Can you utilize the idea of “self observation without judgment” to strengthen your process and deepen your experience?
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