I invite you this week to set aside 25 minutes for self-care and relaxation with this super-slow, blissful, yin/resortative class. The theme of this class is Santosha, (sanskrit for contentment) which is a very important attitude to be cultivated for peace of mind according to yogic philosophy.
As ancient yogis have always known and modern neuroscience has now shown, the default state of mind we are all prone to is one of dissatisfaction, always seeing the glass as half empty or viewing our lives, selves or even the present moment as somehow lacking.
Our discontentment stems from the constant hunger for more or better, the idea that this moment should and can be different to how it is- this cannot be…this is arguing with reality. There is nothing missing, life is complete in this moment.
Our constant desire for more or something better and our constant resistance to what is, causes an undue amount of stress and suffering, by culitvating santosha we train the mind to remember that we have everything we need right here and now, and that when we can experience the fullness of the moment without resistance or trying to force it to fit our desires, we find peace, acceptance, gratitude and joy.
If you would like to know more about the style and benefits of yin yoga, I have an in-depth article here, and if you would like a fully downloadable, longer 60 minute class, you can watch or download one for free here.
I hope you enjoy the class and remember: you have enough, you do enough & you ARE enough…