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Checks and balances for embodiment practices

We move our bodies in postures as if the postures matter the most, and sometimes they do, for the pure joy of striking an awkward or seamless pose and experiencing that clumsiness or ease, or to be witness to a process of both mind and body learning. But really, the pose doesn’t matter, it is a structure through which you manage your body, your belief systems, and your expectations, or it is a structure to manage your energy, it is often a jail or cocoon – an external contraction against which you can struggle to find freedom. The pose is the shape within which we test ourselves, and stretch ourselves, it is a tool for returning to balance.  

Through a yoga pose, we can be squeezed inside the shape, and sometimes here we will experience a LOT, and that can distract us out of the pose into thoughts about ourselves in the pose. Sometimes we can be pulled into the adventure within that is possible, and the sensitivity to experience it. Sometimes we feel things in yoga poses that we think are isolated to the yoga process (our minds’ tendency to always find association or reason for things outside of ourselves), but really, our bodies are vibrating with energy 24/7 and this universe within is waiting for your attention and connection. If we can make the shift out of the minds’ perception of reality, we expand our world. If you want to. 

“Our culture has bred consumers and addicts. We eat too much, buy too much and want too much. We set ourselves on the fruitless mission of filling the gaping hole within us with material things. Blindly, we consume more and more, believing we are hungry for more food, status, or money, yet really we are hungry for connection.” author unknown. 

When there is no on outside of you to connect with, and you feel hungry, feed yourself with your own attention. If you haven’t learnt how yet, join us to practice yoga. 

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