Holiday Greetings, Yoga Friends,
One of my teachers, Bryan Kest, leads a Holiday Sanity & Wellness Challenge. I always appreciate his practicality, authenticity, and encouragement toward holistic health (taking care of our body-mind, our wholeness). I especially love his orientation toward benevolence.
Please enjoy Bryan’s latest post below, and visit poweryoga.com for tons of great videos and his “Absurdity Series” blog posts.
Remember that your asana yoga practice enhances your life; it is not your life. So if your current circumstances happen to allow for a mat-based practice, awesome; but if not, enjoy lots of rest and lots of fun, and know that all the hours of work you’ve put in on your mat will sustain you when you need it most. Feel your feet. Find your breath. Being present to the joys and the hardships is yoga; noticing what is happening, now, is yoga; wishing yourself, others, and the world safety, health, and happiness is yoga. It doesn’t all happen on your mat — or, at least, it shouldn’t stay there!
Happy Practicing, one way or another,
The Catholic Yogi
P.S. When you find yourself back on your mat, it’ll be sweeter than ever.