I often wonder if you like bringing your hands into a prayer position at your heart centre or not?
What does “setting an intention,prayer,wish or special word ” at the beginning of your yoga practice mean to you ?
Do you actually set an intention when I ask you to at the beginning of class or not ?
How does it feel for you when you make that simple,powerful gesture towards your own beautiful heart?
What goes on in your head space as you do that ?
Is it something you would normally do for yourself or does it only happen in our yoga class ?
Does it feel like a loving thing to do or does it feel really awkward & unnatural for you ?
Before you set your intention,prayer,wish or special word I ask you to relax in savasana.
I invite you to settle & feel the support beneath you.
I invite you to notice what’s going on with you right now.
To feel the aches,pains & tension but also to notice the spaciousness within your body too.
I ask you to notice the emotional gripping and tightness …. Where is that held in your body,mind or heart today?
To acknowledge the type of day you’ve had so far.
Are you feeling tired,anxious,worried …. Sad,happy …..
Notice the stuff going on in your headspace … the quantity & quality of the thoughts occupying your headspace.
I ask you to then notice your breath.
Don’t change it … just notice the cool breath in through the nose and the warm breath out through the nose or the mouth.
Notice the pattern,the depth,the shape your breath makes inside your beautiful body ….. feel it deep in the lower belly ,wide in the side ribs & high in the upper chest …….. No force.
Feel the gentle rise & fall of your breath.
We use all aspects of ourselves,the body,mind & heart as part of our practice.
We always start the practice from a place of rest.
I ask you to relax your toes.
Allow your heels to be heavy & to notice which foot feels more grounded … which heel feels heavier … simply notice.
Soften the buttocks and allow the hips to be heavy towards the earth. Does one side feel heavier than the other ….. Simple notice.
Feel the broadness of your seat & lower back.
Gently slide the shoulder blades down your back & allow the shoulder heads to be heavy towards the earth.
Feel the broadness of the upper chest and collar bones as you do that.
Sides of the neck long.
Soften the eyes & allow them to sink deeper into the eye sockets.
Back of the head heavy towards the earth.
Separate the lips a little and relax the jaw.
Drop your tongue from the roof of your mouth & let the tongue be soft & wide at the bottom of your mouth.
Feel the gentle rise & fall of your breath again & again.
No rush .
Feel your ears gently lengthening towards the earth.
Helping to release tension around the cheeks & temples.
Facial muscles completely soft & relaxed.
Inhaling the front body beautifully light & spacious …. Pause for a second or two …. Exhale slowly ,back body heavy & wide across your mat.
Soften ….. Relax.
It is from this place of deep relaxation and turning inwards to what is going on in your body,mind & beautiful heart that you are asked to set your intention.
Join me for a complimentary Yoga Class & discover for yourself the art of setting an intention. Then decide if that serves you in any way or not.
Does it help you feel more connected to whatever is going on for you in your beautiful life …… or not ?
It’s your practice .
You get to decide!
Love & Namaste,
Hello there ... I'm Gurjinder. This is where I share my truth & "talk"about stuff that interests me & hopefully resonates with the beautiful women I work with. I will share my thoughts, reflections on life,relationships, famiy,self care stuff & yoga . This is where I can be more me & simply chat with you in a relaxed way.I continue to work on being more authentic,real,honest & more myself .... at work,at home & in all my interactions.My wish is that these "chats" here help you in some little way too! No promises though ... as that is for you to decide!