How to find balance between exercising and relaxing, speed and calmness, individual practice and working together? How to understand and practice balance in everyday life? It’s been an adventure to explore these questions – and many more – on a mat.
Balance – that’s a subject to explore not only on a mat – but it’s a great place to start to! Once you experience how it feels to have a nice stretch after intensive yoga sequence to tone your muscles, it’s probably a little easier to start looking for analogical balance in everyday life. 🙂
Lots of work? Let your head cool off while enjoying your favourite sport or manual activity! Too much telly? Let your eyes relax while having a nice walk through the park. Think of your own examples how to balance things. Don’t worry if your method doesn’t work – you can always adapt it, it’s your exploration, your playground. 🙂
How does yoga help here? The answer requires some engagement in practice: do you remember a Tree Pose?
What did you need to be able to do it? How did it feel like? 🙂
PS: I dedicate this post to my lovely teen students. 🙂