Movement and Stillness.

Movement and Stillness.

I love listening to the sound of a group of students flowing together, breathing together, moving as one. One of the great things about a led class is being able to surrender to the group energy. Move, and then pause and feel it. Move, and then pause and feel it. The dance between movement and stillness. Feel this moment. Now — it’s gone. Feel this moment. Now — it’s gone. Moment to moment. Be here now. Be. Here. Now. Training ourselves to be more present. We open and we close. We open and we close — over and over again. Inhale and exhale. Inhale and exhale. Inhale. Pause. Exhale. Pause.

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I love flowing with my students!

I love flowing with my students!

I always practice a couple of Sun Salutations with my students every class. I love practicing yoga!

I think it’s helpful to flow a little along with the class, and to demonstrate or mirror some poses for them as well. I am always so inspired when I practice with my teacher — Dharma Mittra, and he demonstrates something, or practices a pose with us. We have to be careful demonstrating too much when we teach, though. Students who are Tamasic often feel defeated when they see the teacher’s demo, and students who are Rajasic often feel competitive and resent having to watch someone else demonstrating the pose.

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