When I see the amount of energy little kids bring to the wonder of every day, it makes me smile. Kids are naturally curious about everything, we adults are the ones who are fearful. A kid will throw themselves into the sea, often head first. They will poke things, worms, holes, even poo with a stick it’s all wide open for exploration. As we develop our sense of self we can also develop a sense of fear. During adolescence the developmental emergence of the amygdala permits cue learning and the emergence of the hippocampus permits context learning, guiding us on our path to becoming adults. But learning is continuous in life and when you don’t have the answers have huge curiosity.
Having huge curiosity means being open, sometimes this can be hard especially if you have been hurt before. We can carry that hurt, build up defences which can show up as a physical manifestation of rounded shoulders, tight hips and dropped head. Being vulnerable in a space that feels safe is what Yoga can afford you. At the moment I am teaching online over Zoom as well as outside on the beach and in the park. For some students this is your first time practicing yoga outside. How lucky we are to be able to be together, to move with the air flowing through your fingers. To reach your hands up to the sky and give praise for being alive. To honour the sea by dipping your toes or maybe even your head. To touch your hands into the green grass beneath and allow the sensory aspect of the brain reassure you, you are doing fine x
Try it, be curious, be open. It’s a pathway to freedom and it feels so good.
See you on the mat this week –
Tuesday 9am Morning Flow via Zoom, the class to build strength
Wednesday 7.30pm, Full Moon Beach yoga with optional dip
Thursday 7pm, WindDown yoga via Zoom, the class to release. Slow moving class.
Friday 8am, Outside Yoga Dun Laoghaire. Vinyasa style class
Saturday 9am, Vinyasa via Zoom
Saturday 10.15am, Park yoga Vinyasa
Saturday 11.15am, Park Yoga, Vinyasa
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