|Amsa Yoga studio, photo courtesy of their website|
Anyway, the focus for the yoga class was creating space--in our lives and brains and our bodies--to accept and feel the "in-betweens." The time and space between the beginning of something and the end of it. As humans we have schedules, and demands placed upon us, and deadlines, and essentially just lots and lots of beginnings and endings. Our days begin at roughly the same time each day, we have kid drop-offs, and meetings with distinct start and end times, and mealtimes, and on and on. But, do we stop enough to enjoy and be present in the "in-betweens?" I mean, essentially, the "in-betweens" is the meat of what we do and how we define ourselves, and life, right?
That was my takeaway from my yoga practice today, thank you Anne; create the space in my head and heart and body to enjoy the "in-betweens" and be in the present. Yoga is powerful stuff; (ha! transcendent proclamation, right? You can quote me on that).
And I love that you're supposed to call it "practicing yoga" as opposed to "doing yoga." The term practicing invites you to make mistakes and be forgiving of yourself and keep learning and doing, all while knowing perfection is not the goal. That is my kind of activity.
**Disclaimer- I am in NO WAY an authority on yoga; this is just what it means to me :)