“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” — Sakyong Mipham
Everybody loves Shavasana.
That brilliant bit at the end of yoga class. Everyone in Corpse Pose. Relaxing each part of the body, limb by limb, and also the mind.
We are training ourselves to let go. To stop clenching so tightly to the moment.
If we tried this at the start of class, it wouldn’t be the same. There is something very special about that first 30 minutes after exercise.
Our brains are flush with chemicals, ready to build new pathways. The signal strength between neurones is clean and clear.
What new path will you forge during that precious time?
Or will you get up, after just a few moments, and charge off to the next thing?
Because of course, you may have realised, our impulse to charge on, without reflecting, without seeing our opportunity in that moment, is precisely at the heart of our challenge.