How often do we project our minds into the past
or the future
and end up suffering
from our thoughts? In reality, if we look into the present moment, most of the time nothing
happening to cause us pain. If we can all live a little more in the present moment, we will all have a little more inner peace
On Day 2, we begin by setting our intention to just breathe
and keep our attention on our breath
As the breath is ever present
, by keeping our attention on it we are naturally grounded
to the present moment. Think of the breath as an instrument
to help us focus the mind into the present moment.
We will be practicing the breathing with sound technique
. The sound allows us to keep our attention on the breath which helps us to be more present in the moment, bringing us deeper
into a meditative state
. It also helps us to synchronise
the breath with our movement during yoga, making the entire yoga practice more rhythmic
. At the same time, it calms
the body and the mind.
Focus will be given on backbends
to really strengthen the spine while keeping them young and supple. Backbends usually either creates a sense of fear
within us. This challenging asana provides a perfect space for you to continue to observe your emotions inviting svadhyaya
(self study) into your practice.
A new pranayama
(breathing) technique will be introduced.
This technique increases the oxygen
supply to the blood and purifies the nadis
(energy channels). It also help balance
the evenness of breathing which is a healthy condition for our nerves and this leads to evenness
of the mind. Continuous practice of this technique will help lengthen the breath leading to longevity
We will end with the mantra and meditation
session and the 'off the mat' challenge
of the day will be revealed.