How do you deal with conflicts and challenges these days? Is there enough room for your reaction time, or is the stress of last year magnified to the extent that you are not patient and kind enough? If you have experienced more fear, impatience and anger, you are not alone. This week, we will focus on cultivating your unique sense of elegance and strength in your yoga practice.
The word elegance comes from old French, which means "pleasant quality", or just a pleasant way of action or behavior. An elegant person means a person with grace, decency, honor and elegance. Sometimes, if you are pushed to the limit by world events and personal circumstances, it is difficult for you to respond gracefully. Cultivating elegance under pressure is one of the greatest gifts yoga can give.
Yoga encourages us to be aware of our feelings by creating peace in our hearts. When life is full of challenges, it is easy to slip back to fighting or escaping mode and react to what is happening around, instead of reacting from a quiet place. Therefore, through asana, pranayama and meditation, we tap our inner strength and true nature. By turning our senses to the inside, we can realize our true self and try to perfect our external performance.
Yoga helps us to make more elegant and balanced responses in all aspects of our lives. For example, you often hear the concept of "letting go" in yoga class. Whether you are releasing the tension in your muscles, freeing yourself from repeated negative thoughts, or releasing the emotion of no longer serving you, you are clearing up space for more inner strength. An example of elegance in action is choosing to forgive the mistakes you made in the past. When you forgive, you can move on.
When we feel more relaxed inside, we will pay more attention. Mindfulness is transformed into intense yoga practice, because we show elegance through asana and breathing exercises. The more disciplined and contemporary we are on the yoga mat, the more we can hone our grace and elegant expression.
Everyone's elegant incarnation is unique, and yoga can help you discover your elegant qualities. Explore these wonderful yoga classes, looking for sports and inspiration.