A Set of Dedications

Today I will share with you some quotes that you can use to dedicate your practice. You can either read them to yourself or say them aloud before you begin your session. They are gentle reminders of why we do yoga and what the practice can bring to us. images

Yoga is not a destination to be reached, it is a place where you simply are. The method is the goal.

Dedicate this time to your well-being, for the opportunity to build strength and lightness, flexibility and balance.

Yield to the flow.  It is the most intelligent, fulfilling thing to do. Surrender your best sense of what to do or not to do and trust in the flow of Being. – E. Schiffmann

What is the purpose of yoga practice? To open the heart. Measure your success in your postures not by how far you go but by how aware you are in each moment. What makes you feel most alive? Most present? Most whole?

I apologize that I don’t have authors for all of these quotes.  Over the many years, the writings I save are copied and recopied. In doing so, original sources get lost. Still treasured, the words are well worth sharing. 

 

YOLY Challenge #2: Invite Yourself to Practice

 

This week’s Year of Living Yogically Challenge is: Invite Yourself to Practice.

yoga-940359__180  Each time you get on your mat, formally mark the start of your asana session with an awakening. Whether you are in class or alone, you can call on your heart, mind and body to stand open in order to receive all of the benefits yoga can bring to you.

An Invocation to Practice

Now is the time to be clear again. Put aside all tasks and concerns, relinquish your grip on any ideals or expectations you may have about your practice.

Pledge to accept what “is” at each given moment.

Bow your head to the wisdom of your heart.