Sometimes it can be frustrating as a beginner or even as a regular practitioner to feel like you aren’t moving forward in your yoga practice.
It can be physical, mental and emotional walls we face. I personally believe that we need to understand the fundamental parts of the body that need to connect and work together. The “core” or what ancient yogis harnessed and mastered over time are called “bandha systems”.
This is what we are essentially trying to tap into and use. By understanding the importance of our core stability in our yoga practice we become increasingly in control of our long term health, longevity and wellbeing. Learning about your body and mind can have a ripple effect into your discipline as a yoga practitioner and can help to change your attitude and approach to life holistically.
At the end of the day it’s important to feel we have a choice to be in control of our minds and bodies. We have a choice to be responsible for our own health and wellbeing. For ourselves, our family and our community.
And this starts from going back to the core.
Bikram Yoga Teacher and Core Devotee1