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Finding your Focus, Festival of India, and Ready to Run Recap – Week 5 and the Week Ahead

Finding your Focus, Festival of India, and Ready to Run Recap – Week 5 and the Week Ahead

Trying to stay focused, while teaching yoga in the real world, and thinking up the next blog post   Sometimes we start seated, and sometimes we start lying down, and once in a while we even start in child’s pose, but I always start my classes with the same general message, to let go of everything outside, and to focus inward and on yourself. And once we begin to brea the, and have a few moments that are quiet, even for the busiest people, it seems possible. Unless they are faking it, which is also possible. But I really do get the sense that my students are engaged and very present. And I remind them that if thoughts do come into their heads, not to engage them, and come back to the breath. And we’ll begin to practice, being very centered and present. And then it will happen, I’ll think of a pose I really wanted to get to in this class, or the next thing that I should blog about, and despite teaching almost every day for quite a few years now, I’ll make a slip. I’ll mix up the left and the right (that one happens a lot, especially if the room has mirrors), or mix up a body part, and just for a moment, I’ve lost my focus. And to my students it has happened to, sorry! Since starting this website, it’s been very exciting to have a space to share all of these thoughts that I used to just be alone with. I’ve always been a bit of a thinker, and I’m old enough to...