Otherwise, you are just warming up to go home!

Otherwise, you are just warming up to go home!

Deep Shavasana at the end of another hot and sweaty Shiva Power® class. I’ve been averaging 12 minutes in Shavasana to finish these classes and a short Seedless meditation after. It’s incredible to see the transformation in the students. I love watching most of them move into a yoga nidra state in their Shavasana. Shavasana is such an important pose. They are practice teaching a lot these last two weeks in our training and I am giving them all feedback to not shortchange their students and cut Shavasana short. I think — as new teachers, we all do this. We are so attached to getting in all the physically challenging warm-up poses that we sometimes forget about the most important parts of the practice altogether. Shavasana used to be one of those poses I thought was really weird when I first started practicing yoga. I used to wonder what we were doing. Were we supposed to just lie there and do nothing? Why? What was the point? I didn’t understand the pose at all. Now — I do a 45 minute yoga nidra practice almost everyday and I love it! It’s one of my favorite parts of the day.  Make sure you make time for the deeper practices — Head Balance, Shoulder Stand, Backbends, Forward Folds, Twisting Poses, and Shavasana. Otherwise, you are just warming up to go home!

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So many distractions.

So many distractions.

A deep Shavasana in one of our Shiva Power® classes here in Cabo in my Shiva Yoga 200hr Teacher Training program. I love supporting these students on this journey. It’s wonderful to hold space and witness their transformation. I can’t believe how fast the time is going, though. I was talking yesterday before class in my Dharma talk about how fast we are moving and how much we are running — always so busy, so many distractions. We are making our lives so complicated. People often tell you proudly when you ask how they are doing, “I’m busy! Really busy!” I don’t know if this is such a good thing? Slow down. Find more balance. Make some space. Find stillness. Everything is passing by so fast. Make sure you don’t miss it because you were so busy.

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