HOM sent me an email yesterday informing that I’ve been with them for 249 classes. This marks my 250th class on International Yoga Day!
Today’s Yin Yang and Hot Flow classes with Blair were focused on breath and dristhi (gaze). We held in poses for a longer period than usual. Trikonasana (triangle pose) was one of those which I was struggling with. I had no issues with this pose as we usually flow through quickly. However when it’s held for a longer period, my neck felt cramped and the discomfort kicked in. This was when Blair reminded us, “Surrender somewhere to dive deeper somewhere.” While surrendering to the physical discomfort, I dived deeper inwards while focusing on my breath and dristhi towards my thumb. This emotion brought me back to the Kundalini yoga practices in Bali.
As taken from Yogapedia, “Surrender can be described as the practice within yoga of letting go of struggle and control. It is linked to the concept of trust.” Since the start of 2019, my favorite three words are ‘trust your journey’. To let go of the need to control and thoughts that consume me, and believe what the Universe has in store for me. Ending this with a quote that resonates well with me.
Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. – Hemann Hesse