I was talking to a student/friend the other day and she mentioned how she is working on rehabbing her shoulder, and her knee. She said that she just needs to be more aware of her practice, to honor herself where she is at today. I know this is something as yoga teachers we may go on about, honoring yourself, but it is so true and especially as we age, (yet I wish I had learned this in my youth), we just need to pay attention to ourselves. I want to be clear that this is not self-indulgent, we have one body, mind and spirit throughout our lifetime so the sooner we pay attention to it and honor it,the more fulfilling our life can and will become.
How often do we go through the routine of life barely paying attention to what we are doing until we get to our goal? I am incredibly guilty of this. I will text or read an email while I am walking down the street, or while eating my lunch, and then look up and either run into someone or something or look down and realize my lunch is finished but I don’t remember eating it because I have been so consumed by something else. We work our bodies and minds hard, we are all doers and probably get more done in one day than many do in two or three days. Yoga is our time to let go, to no longer hold onto the reins. Allow one of the teachers at the studio to guide you through your yoga practice while also being mindful of where you are at the present moment. We can still let go and still be present, right?
I am noticing a change in my practice. One week I am in classes and I feel open, body mind and spirit. The next week during classes I am tight, physically, which probably means my mind and spirit are too. I’m not allowing any light into the space. So I am trying to be aware of where I am today, just like my friend said, honoring who we are in this moment right now.
Breathing Room Yoga
108 W. Callender St.
Livingston, MT 59047
Directions to the studio: If you are coming from Bozeman get off on the first Livingston exit. Take the road all the way into town until you hit a stop light, turn left onto Park St. Go through one traffic light on 5th St and then go four blocks and take a right onto Main St. Drive a block and take a left onto Callender St. Park there and we are at 108 W. Callender.
All of our class rates and passes are available on our price list page. We also offer private lessons, call us at 406-223-7148. We accept personal checks or cash, no debit or charge cards please. If you would like to pay via PayPal, I can send you an email and you can pay that way. Please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the studio at Breathing Room Yoga, 108 W. Callender, Livingston, MT 59047 406-223-7148