I receive messages and inquiry from yoga students on a weekly basis. Most of them have questions about getting started in a practice when they are not sure where to turn. What is the best stretch for low backs? Tight hips? Stiff neck? Old shoulder injury? How can I learn how to meditate? The list of questions goes on and on the longer we chat!
First of all… stay concentrated on your studentship, always. Whether teaching or taking a break for injury or illness, always keep the interest to learn more. Our questions lead on on a road of inquiry that is totally unique to our life and path.
Read the ancient texts, read the modern transalations and commentary and contemplate them in your own life. Start at the beginning with the 8 Limbs of Yoga and the Yoga Sutras. See what happens when you apply principled thinking, acting and speaking to all that you experience.
Then, make time for regular practice of movement, sitting and breathing. That’s pretty much what yoga postures, meditation and breathwork consist of in a nutshell… Yoga is a way of applying the science of life to our life EVERYDAY… and the results are tangible in your body, in the ways you think, and the ways where you feel more connected to an intangible Spirit.
It’s all around you! And that’s the moment you feel like you’re swimming in a vast ocean of ancient knowledge and practice.