Yin & Yang in Yoga: Overstretching v/s Comfort Zone
Yoga, just about stretching right? Hell no, it can be so much more, the more you practice the more the depths keep unravelling. And what is it a ‘practice’ for? It’s a practice for the rest of your life off the mat as it shows you your patterns and tendencies! This video helps you to see your Thought (Yang) v/s Body-consciousness (Yin) tendency.
Our human state exists on a spectrum from the Yin, solidity, of the body through to the Yang, ethereal nature of our thoughts, and we answer to both forces. So when you enter a yoga asana, how driven are you by either the yang force of your mind – as in your pre-conception of what you want to achieve in that posture, as opposed to the Yin signals coming from your body?
Pay attention as what you observe is often a metaphor, and representative for how your mind works in your life; that sometimes we favour our mental vision over what we are experiencing in the grounded reality through our body – and over-stretch ourselves, and sometimes we sit too easily in our comfort zone and don’t push out enough! Listen for the sweet spot!
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