Yoga is the simple equation of breath + movement. But it seems there is an interest in “getting there,” “doing the poses right.” The physical part of yoga, the movement, is simply a gateway to quieting the mind. Yoga poses are a venue for your body and mind to concentrate on breath and movement with the goal of quieting the inner chatter.
Practice yoga to disengage from the constant inner dialogue
The self-doubt, the vanity, the unproductive discussions and negotiations with the self can all be eliminated by concentrating on breathing in physical poses. Easy, right? Except it isn’t.
Some days it feels impossible to quiet the mind, forget the chatter and be peaceful.
Enter power yoga.
The poses of power yoga provide a setting for tuning into the sound of the breath and concentrating on physical stamina, strength and flexibility. By concentrating on breathing in challenging yoga poses, the inner dialogue will fall silent. It’s very hard to think about your next career move when you’re practicing arm balances!
So if your inner chatter is particularly noisy, step onto your yoga mat. The physical challenge will quiet your mind.
You’ll be surprised at the mental clarity that can be achieved after a physically challenging yoga practice.
And if you’re afraid to try yoga because you “can’t keep up?”
Yoga isn’t about getting somewhere, or achieving a particular pose. It’s about creating a harmony between breath and movement. Sometimes more challenging poses are required to find the harmony and focus, sometimes not. Some people need more challenging poses to quiet the mind, while others already have the mental fortitude to silence the chatter without the physical challenge. Some days it takes a little extra strength to overcome the inner noise, which is why progressively more challenging poses are offered in power yoga.
But there is no end goal, there is no best pose, there is no best yogi.
Power yoga offers the chance to challenge yourself physically as much as you need to cultivate a quiet mind. Power yoga sequences are designed so that everyone is challenged, regardless of body type, age, or yoga experience.
Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm
Tuesdays at Noon.
Taiga Yoga, Yellowknife