I was delighted to gain a new insight on how to overcome the limitations of my mind in my when doing yoga stretches. Watch this video to see what happened.
I always find that when I’m doing yoga, I imagine in my mind’s eye that I’m doing the complete stretch or exercise completely and with great ease. Especially so when rolling my spine. In areas where there is stiffness I see suppleness and flexibility in my mind’s eye.
It also helps to look over at others in the class doing the same exercise and see them move and stretch with ease. I tell myself that this is a mirror image of me doing the same thing. My mind is unable to tell the difference between ‘out there’ and ‘in here’.
But what totally amazed me about this change of posture was how this is applicable to every area of my life. I may perceive myself as being stuck or having difficulties, yet it really is always a question of perspective. Taking a step out of the area I am ‘struggling’ in to move into some area where I can enjoy free movement allows me to free up my thinking generally.
So when I move back into the space I was originally in, I can apply what I have learnt elsewhere to moving forward where I thought I was stuck. And then I find that I wasn’t really stuck at all.
I feel inspired to remain aware of this and bring my successes in other areas into those areas of my life where my thought processes have ensnared me. Regular changes of posture are on the agenda.
Have you found this to be true in your life too? I’d love to hear of your experiences.