so I was a little reluctant to visit as
I knew it was just to tidy-up the
paper work and to discharge.
However, there was a consolation should I miss yoga!
The 'English Eccentric',
the consultant who was so very charming on my last visit,
I was holding my breath about?
Having had some re-assurance from
the 'pink cartoon tie' wearing consultant I was off in a jiffy.
It was about 4 minutes to the hour, the lights being with me on the road
and just a few moments later I slipped into the back of the studio unnoticed
joining in with yogic calming breathing......
Tense situations in life tend to make us hold our breath, and then we may only breathe into the top part of the lungs or the chest, this is common, not using the whole of the lungs! Yoga focuses on fluidity of mind, body and spirit, using the breath to facilitate this. Calm steady breathing using the whole of the lungs to send life giving oxygen to every cell not only rejuvenates the body but also promotes a peaceful and steady state of mind.
In the early days I did not appreciate how vital a part breath work is to yoga, to be honest it was enough for me to just learn the postures, but because the tutor constantly instructed the ins & out breaths I naturally fell into the way of it. Over the years I have come to really appreciate how wonderful this natural function is, I have come to take great delight and rest in the most basic of all human gifts ~ the breath! (Prana)
No wonder 90 year old Rigina Brett in her 42 points ~ Celebration of Growing Older said ~
"Take a deep breath it calms the mind"!
For more enlightening and fascinating facts about the breath please take a moment and visit ~
Leslie Kenton ~ Secrets of the Breath
I will just drop this off to ~
Postcards from Paradise
Recuerda mi Corazon