No tips, techniques or strategies today. Just a clip I shot this afternoon during my Prasara Yoga practice (with roots from BodyFlow) – did I mention it’s a beautiful Spring day up here in New England?
Playing with Prasara Yoga
There’s no reason yoga needs to be boring and routine. Yoga is meant to be exploratory and reflect the needs of the practitioner – not what your yoga instructor thinks you need.
Let’s use an example to demonstrate this…
It’s just like martial art. Where do you think various martial art masters got their methods from? From their masters, of course. And if you go back far enough, those masters had to create the original system itself based on what they needed at the time. Kung Fu hasn’t been around since the beginning of time, written in the bodies of every potential Chinese martial artist that was just waiting to express himself. Kung Fu, like every other martial art, was created to fill a tangible, human need. At the time, it was created for soldiers who needed to be trained in both unarmed and armed combat.
This art eventually spread to civilian use for self defense as well. Today, it’s used not just for these things, but also for various others such as personal development, fitness, and sport. Kung Fu has worked its way so pervasively into many cultures that it is now the subject of poetry, fiction, and film. But all these things are an outgrowth of the original decision based on true needs.
At the inception of every physical practice (martial art, yoga, sport), there was a definite purpose for which each one has been created. So, instead of seeking what your yoga instructor has attained, seek what the original yogi’s sought, and you’ll find more value than can be counted.
To your health and success,
CST, CST-KS, NSCA-CPT