Start the year off right by returning to your yoga practice. Join me this month as we dive into Vijñāna Yoga. This practice is like no other. Practiced widely in our sangha on Salt Spring, Vijnana yoga is a practice in being present to the deep intelligence of the body, mind, and heart. Through daily meditation, pranayama, vayus, asana, and the study of yoga texts, rooted in seven vital principles we develop intuition, clarity, and self awakening. January will be dedicated to sharing these…
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Ease in the body is the first principle of Vijnana Yoga. Try to recall a moment of total ease to condition your movement. In my practice I recall the feeling of floating in still water. To me, this brings back the feeling of ease when it feels out of reach in a challenging pose. Repin for later.
The first vital principle of Vijnana Yoga is to relax the body. Upon each inhalation relax the body, upon each exhalation observe if there is tension. As the mind witnesses any tension in the body, use the exhalation to bring more space to the area of tension. This principle should be used in ever pose, throughout your entire practice. Try to practice your asana at 70% of your capacity, and witness the ease this brings to the body and mind.