Let’s just rewind back to the beginning for a moment.
Remember your first yoga class? You had no idea what you were in for, no expectations of the practice, or yourself, no comparisons to make with previous yoga classes. It was just you, your body, and your breath, learning something new.
Well guess what? It’s the same thing today, and everyday. Each day you get on your mat, or your cushion and do your practice, it’s a new beginning, a fresh start, another opportunity to learn something new. Not something fancy, just something new.
The only way to tune in to this experience is by using the breath. The breath is the connector between our inner and outer experience–the communicator, or, you could say, our wireless connection. It is our lifeline. The more aware you are of your breath–which is to say the more finely tuned in it is–the stronger your connection. Connection to what? To everything, but let’s just call it source.
No matter what practice you are doing, from simple to advanced, the breath is the key. It will tell you everything you need to know, so you can relax.
So here’s your practice: Breathe in, Breathe out, Smile, Repeat.