Art of Attention: A Yoga Practice Workbook for Movement as by Elena Brower

By Elena Brower

Yoga starts off with actual health and wellbeing. however it may also shipping us—through meditation, self-awareness, and movement—into a lifelong exploration of presence, attractiveness, and deeper existence objective. With paintings of realization, Elena Brower and Erica Jago convey us the best way. Distilled from their acclaimed workshops and coaching courses, this multifaceted e-book can be utilized as:

• A step by step workshop for merging movement-based mindfulness with conventional yoga

• A “tool equipment” of asanas, meditations, self-inquiry questions, and therapeutic practices for growing your personal day-by-day non secular practice

• An uplifting resource of visible good looks and knowledge teachings for internal mirrored image and elevation

For scholars and academics at each point, this distinct source takes us extra into yoga—and the artwork of living—with readability, creativity, ask yourself, and depth.

Includes contributions from MC YOGI, Gabrielle Bernstein, Donna Karan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Christy Turlington Burns, and others encouraged through Elena and Erica’s paintings.

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Bring your chin to your chest. Stay close to yourself throughout the practice, no matter how quickly you move. The closer you stay to yourself, the less contraction you’ll experience, and the more connected and forgiving you’ll feel. Begin at the top of your mat palms facing forward TADASANA | MOUNTAIN POSE Close your eyes and feel where there is tension in your body. Soften your toes; breathe into the back of your belly. Reduce the tension without slowing the speed SURYA NAMASKARA A | SUN SALUTATION Become more sensitive to your own breathing.

The forgiveness process can also be very humbling; we know that there’s most likely someone out there who needs to forgive us as well. When we start to gather wisdom from our experiences, the yogis suggest that this process is similar to a bee that gathers pollen to make nectar. The bee is said to take a little poison along with the pollen, and when it’s brought to the hive, it’s carefully transformed into nectar. Learning to turn a negative situation into pure wisdom is an indication that we are progressing in our yoga and meditation practices.

Learning to turn a negative situation into pure wisdom is an indication that we are progressing in our yoga and meditation practices. As we become more skillful agents of love and compassion, the heavy load that we’ve lugged around in the back of our mind begins to soften, and gradually dissolves. When we’re able to reach the place of gratitude in our forgiveness process, we’ll know we’ve made it through to the other side. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi CHAPTER ONE REDUCE TENSION & FIND FORGIVENESS photography by MICHAEL CHICHI Fast-paced flow sequence; focus on increasing speed and stability while decreasing tension in your body.

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