"Awakening to who we really are is at the heart of yoga. . . .Yoga offers a path to this underlying field of being, which is the source of creativity, fulfillment, and abundance.” ~David Simon
September is National Yoga Month, and we are focusing on using yoga as our vehicle to journey within and expand ourselves with new experiences. Cultivating a daily yoga practice allows us to explore our inner world every time we step on the mat, creating a deeper connection with our bodies as well as with our mind and spirit. Yoga puts us in touch with our essential nature. As the spiritual Law of Pure Potentiality states, our true self is pure awareness and unbounded potential.
By cultivating body-centered restful awareness during yoga class, we are able to access this field of pure potentiality. By being mindful of our breath with each movement, we turn our attention to the stillness and silence within . . . opening to expanded layers of our deepest self.
The Law of Pure Potentiality resonates with the seventh chakra, located at the crown of our head. Learn more about chakras here. One of the ways to enliven the seventh chakra is by practicing headstands. Doing a headstand activates our potential to grow into something new or to explore something fresh.
Watch the following video for inspiration.
*Not all exercise is suitable for everyone and this or any exercise program may result in injury. Consult your physician before beginning a new exercise program. The Chopra Center for Wellbeing disclaims any liability and assumes no responsibility for injuries suffered while practicing the techniques in the above video.
“When you discover your essential nature and know who you really are, in that knowing itself is the ability to fulfill any dreams you have, because you are the eternal possibility, the immeasurable potential of all that was, is, and will be.” ~Deepak Chopra
More ways to experience the Law of Pure Potentiality in your yoga practice:
• Accept and embrace your body as it is now, while at the same time expanding the limits of what your body can do and where it can take you.
• Experience the peace of pure awareness by cultivating a state of mindful witnessing. Tune into the present moment and notice how your body responds as you practice familiar poses and try new ones.
• Relinquishing the need to judge your ability. Self-acceptance is the source and goal of yoga.
• Tap into the field of pure potentiality by remembering that you are a wave of individuality arising from the unbounded ocean. When you look within, the memory of wholeness is rekindled and you know that you are unbounded, infinite, and eternal.