Ah, yoga, “how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…..” My love for the practice of yoga grows each and every day. This weekend I was lucky enough to spend some time with my two year old niece and I was reminded of one of the things I loved about yoga during our honeymoon period, the early days of our crush, and which is still present each and every time I practice yoga. A sense of play and enthusiastic curiosity as I explore different poses, breath work, my own inner landscape and the world around me makes me feel down right spry. Approaching our practice with child-like wonder and eagerness makes a posture we’ve done a million times seem brand new. Perhaps it even makes us feel brand new. Sure, sweating out impurities may make our skin glow and staying strong and flexible keeps us agile, but this sense of play and inquisitiveness about ourselves and the world around us is Botox for the soul (without the nasty side effects, of course!).
Haven’t played for awhile and wondering where to start? Meet me for a play date this Friday at Towson Yoga Works from 2-3pm for a hot vinyasa community class that will leave you feeling filled with wonder and brand spanking new!