Book Quote from: Zen Mind Beginners Mind
"When your practice is calm and ordinary, everyday life itself is enlightenment."
I have observed throughout my few years of true practice how my mindset effects my mat experience. What I project should come from the practice, or what release mentally I should "obtain".......I have caught myself trying to make it too mentally complicated. This goes hand in hand with projections and intent in daily life activities.
Then....slowly I saw how if I train myself to go in with no goals of mental stretching or physical stretching and by working with that mindset, I reached levels that I had been struggling with before.
There is tremendous benefit from a simple practice, be it 15min to and hour. In simple everyday things lessons can still be learned.
This is way I so enjoy the above quote. Hope its helps as it has helped me.
- I am many years into a "summer project" of yoga that my daughter and I started. Yoga is such a part of my life and my daughter's life that it surprises us both. Yoga for us has evolved as a part of daily living. We might not practice everyday, but we practice what yoga has given us. Now, some about me.I have had the honor of being a part of the medical community for many years. I strongly feel modern medicine and holistic medicine walk hand and hand to treat the whole person. I have found that yoga brings into daily life true balance,breath, and awareness to what is happening at the moment. Yoga is both enhancing and invigorating to the mind and spirit, and gives health and strength to the body. What more could one want? My daughter and I plan to be participating in yoga for many years to come, she even promised she would take me to class in my 80's. I intend to make her keep that promise.