5 Reasons to Take Childs Pose in a Yoga Class
I like the honesty in this article. I often tell my students to listen to their bodies, take savasana or child’s pose whenever they feel they need it. We have a hard time not being competitive with ourselves and others; your yoga practice is usually no exception. Nothing pleases me more than to see people taking care of themselves – knowing that whatever I’m offering is only that – an offering, a guide. We all have a complex set of experiences emotionally, physically, and mentally, that we’re dealing with on a daily basis. No yoga teacher can know exactly what you’re going to need for your body. You are responsible for your body, and for your practice. In my opinion… yoga should feel good. This doesn’t mean that we don’t push ourselves a bit sometimes in order to achieve those ‘break through’ moments in our practice. It just means that we ‘go inside’ and ask ourselves if our body is ready for that right now. We cultivate our body’s intelligence, and we learn to communicate with ourselves. We build a beautiful ecstatic relationship, that serves our body, mind, and spirit. Yoga = Union.