Yoga is itself a practice of starting over. Every time you come to the mat something begins, continues and is let go. Prove it by inhaling through the nose and exhaling out through the mouth three times in a row; it’s impossible not to feel refreshed.
I just read that in a blog while searching out a certain pose to teach this week.
It resonated with me. Everyday we start over, new thoughts , different perspective, and these days an ever changing world -view. Here is my attitude as some of you well know - Yoga when you can go no where. Yoga when you are in doubt. Yoga when you have fear.
It is unbelievably freeing especially if you add even 10 minutes of meditation.
Try this simple sequence to "restart".
First, do the above breath - inhale nose, exhale mouth 3X.
Lift both shoulders up and let them fall gently as you inhale up and exhale down thru the nose now, 3X. Bring both arms up from your sides and stretch overhead, palms touching - you guessed it 3X.
Now come forward and hang gently over - use a block or bend knees slightly.
Next, sit quietly either listening to a favorite chant or mantra or some quiet music.
You can include this as well if you like: place 3 fingers of one hand on the wrist of the other and find your pulse. Continue for 3 minutes. All Done!
Now go for it!