Friday, June 21, 2013
Often I haver recommended that if injury or others issues keep one from practicing yoga that you can still practice in your mind. I have strained my SI joint and have radiating pain from some nerve involvement. I am in PT, but at PT's directions resting... which means no active yoga practice.
So, I decided to take my own advice. I set my metronome to 40 beat/ min. Breath in for 2 counts and out for two counts. Once I feel my breath is established (usuall within 3 or 4 braeth), I begin my sequence in my mind... holding some poses for five breaths, using one breath per pose as I go through vinyasas between held poses. (This is make sense to yoga people, if it doesn't make sense to you don't worry about it.)
When I finished and rose from my mat, I felt marvelous. I also realized that I had just experienced an amazing 45 minute meditation. Amazing, my advice works!