The practitioner might not be aware of it, but – as an instructor and practitioner – I predict that he or she would have a slightly more open chest when approaching the posture with a different specific focus the second time. After that trial, I foresee that - just from that time of pointed and mindful focus – he or she would also have a firmer, yet more eased base of support in the posture, in addition to a more open chest (and deeper breath as a result). Some individuals do need multiple reinforcements of certain positive changes, them not occurring that quickly and easily. The above method is a good start to establishing those changes as permanent, however.
Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP2021-03-12T09:31:42-05:00Categories: YOGA TEACHING|Tags: awareness and acceptance, balance yin and yang energies, be present with it at that moment, pick a specific focus, pointed and mindful focus, sensory input from multiple sources, sixth of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs, yoga practice and life|3 Comments