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"Just let your mind fall back"

Thursday, August 18, 2011

This is something my yoga instructor says when she wants us to stop thinking our way through a pose. In other words, go with the flow. Stop over thinking and over analyzing. Just be in the moment appreciating what your body can do.
On a daily basis our minds are out of the gate when we wake up and still racing at night when we try to sleep. What a wonderful habit to develop to just take a mental break periodically throughout the day and be thankful for your quiet breath.

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ANDREA409 8/25/2011 7:33AM

    I absolutely could not agree more! This stuff is so, so, so important. It's a shame that our fast-paced, frenzied society never pauses or slows down to just BE. It's something I'm earnestly trying to learn. I've come a long way in getting there over the last few months, but I've still got a long way to go. It's difficult letting go of old habits.

Thanks for the inspiration!

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OUTDOORSDC 8/21/2011 7:13AM

    Oh, I do love yoga! I just started doing a PM yoga tape I've had for years, and the instructor has a lot of really good, guided relaxation things to say....relax your eyelids, relax the soles of your feet, etc. It really works!

Yoga is second only to meditation in my book. Have you ever tried that? For me, the real life changing stuff has happened in meditation.

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GARDENGIRL54 8/19/2011 8:36AM

    This morning my instructor likened the active mind to a monkey jumping from branch to branch. So when you need to focus on your practice - or be in the moment - visualize that monkey resting on one branch. I like both these analogies. emoticon

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