“Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul” – Amit Ray
The practice of mindful breathing may be very simple, but the effect can be great. Focusing on our in-breath, we release the past, we release the future, and we release our projects. We ride on that breath with all our being. Our mind comes back to our body, and we are truly there, alive, in the present moment. We are home. Just one in-breath, one out –breath can make us fully present and fully alive again …..
‘Thich Nhat Hanh’
The practice of mindfulness has the potential to become a lifelong companion. Mindfulness is a skill that can be developed through practice, just like any other skills, and when it comes to the cultivation of mindfulness paying attention to our thoughts and emotions in the present moment is only one part of a larger picture.
Through my own personal practice, I come to realise that mindfulness is essentially about relationality – in other words, how we are in relationship to everything in life.
There are many ways of practising mindfulness and I usually include this in my yoga teaching, to connect mind and body, this will help to develop the asana practice leaving you feeling relaxed and calm.