First you will have to forgive my little level of English language, I m Spanish. I just land in Singapore 3 weeks ago from Barcelona and I start my course of yoga to be a teacher of yoga for beginners … you will also have to forgive my basic language when I will try to explain what I was looking for in my yoga practice.
Is been few years ago when I start practising yoga when I found that yoga is much more than postures. I found yoga was for me an absolutely personal growth path which uses the body as a vehicle.
Beyond yoga styles or preferences according to each body, I found that first of all yoga is the respect for the body and its limits. I work with my body as my best companion, from breathing, postural awareness and mobility, without forcing (not without effort), so this practice give me benefits at all levels. But not all people are prepared to go that way, and most of them can push their bodies for many years until they get to frustration, or worse, some kind of injury. I think that if yoga leads you to want to do more “advanced” postures, to want to get to touch your feet, or anything else that is to force your body, it is not real yoga. Yoga is much more than postures. For me Yoga have to be a kind of balance between doing and not doing, knowing how to stop and when to go a little further. But we need time for practice and space for listening and connecting with our bodies.
Then: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE??