B A C K T O T H E M A T || Are you struggling to get back on your mat after the summer break? We started Ashtanga yoga classes again this week @vibestudiolondon and it's definitely been an eye opener for so many that the biggest hurdle to getting back on the mat is often in our heads. The excuses, the resistance, the mental chitter chatter telling us why we can't or shouldn't go to practice. That's probably the most exhausting part of finding out way back to the mat, the struggle with our own monkey mind.
And here's the thing, we may not move as quickly or as deeply to begin with, and that may be frustrating at first, but once we take the positive step to come back to our practice, we find that the only thing we feel is happy, joyous and relieved that after moving with and through our bodies we feel so good again. Practicing with love and gratitude is the key to a great feeling practice, it's never about how deeply we can go physically but about how deeply we are willing to go with the flow of the breath and how lost we are willing to become in dristi.
So if you're struggling to return to your yoga practice, here are a few Ti ps to coming back to the mat:
• arrange to go with a friend so that you can both support each other in coming back to practice • start on a day that's pretty empty so there's less likely to be any curve balls coming your way to prevent you from coming back • remember the longer you leave it the harder it will be • make a promise to yourself to be gentle and go easy for the first few weeks it's not a race or a competition IT'S JUST YOGA 🙏💗✌️ Class schedule @vibestudiolondon
Monday 7.30-8.30pm Mysore style self practice ashtanga primary series
Tuesday 7.30-8.30pm led 1/2 primary series ashtanga
Saturday 10-11am led 1/2 primary series ashtanga
Sunday 11-12.30pm Mysore style self practice ashtanga primary series