Personal Reflection: The Two In Class Practices

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1.) The two in class practices that impacted me greatly were Class 7: the introduction to sensation, where we practiced balance poses and in class 8 where we learned twists. In class 7, during the introduction to sensation mentally I learned to take time to pause when things become overwhelming in my life. I suffer from anxiety and depression and often my mind can go on and on, causing doubts within me and questions in my purpose. Physically pausing in class was something I wasn’t familiar with. Pausing in class and getting into meditation and learning to breathe and focus on the sensations, connecting with the silence of the room and directing my energy to the sensations around me in the present gave me insight as to how I’ve never been the …show more content…
It was focused on acceptance and the idea was to think about an aspect of my life that is hard to accept because it is not living up to my expectations or ideas. B.) I went about the task by taking the idea I had learned in class about leaving my heart chakra open. Leaving the heart chakra open removes the element of resistance. I have a hard time accepting things that I cannot change instead of letting them be. I thought about how my situation may have been toxic and my very well be affecting my view on relationships and causing me to feel alone but I accept it right now because that I is where I am in my journey, but I will not resist it by making accommodations so that others will see me and love me because I am slowly allowing change to happen on its own. C.) The results of changing to this way of thinking is a benefit for me, it has allowed me to actively make room for how I feel about the situation in my life to change. D.) I feel very passionate about this pebble because acceptance is hard for me. I will take the lesson into my daily yoga practice by continuing to practice accepting without resistance in order to make room for changes and to skillfully move forward through life with practicing my focus in …show more content…
It has helped me discover what had been the issues in my life, how to pause in the present, how to view my waves of emotion and greet them with compassion. It has taught me to accept the things I cannot change and understand the things that are now, may very well be but that I must leave space for all of it to change, by allowing space I’m allowing change to enter freely. It has taught me that my mind is not my enemy to be locked away when I’m down and that it does not control me. I knew that I could heal myself from within but never knew how it begin. This class taught me how through mediation and yoga poses. I learned that mediation and the ability to heal lives within everyone we just must be open to the practice to receive it. Yoga has really opened my eyes and I will take the practice with me in my everyday

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