There are eight limbs of the Yogic path.
We often forget that there are eight.
So, we come to our mats to revitalize our physical bodies.
In almost every Yoga class, there is also time to focus the breath, practicing breathing with direction and purpose. The limb of Pranayama.
I call it, “turning down the volume on the day.”
While people can get very excited over accomplishing a headstand or a handstand, they often write off the value of just going inward.
In truth, the movement of Asana and the direction of breathing are simply tools to help us reach the higher limb of Pratyahara.
Pratyahara can be a nourishing part of any Yoga practice on the mat. But, it’s even more nourishing when you find ways to incorporate the practice into your daily life.
I wrote about Pratyahara “off the mat” on my other blog this week.
Click here to read about the little kid who showed me how it’s done.