Rosie - Goonellabah, Australia
It has been about two weeks since I finished the 6 week Esoteric Yoga in Stillness program, which was held once a week over 6 weeks.
I didn’t even make it to all of the classes, probably because I gave other things in my life priority over me taking time out for me to be still with me. I have always chosen to be busy instead of being still, but what I have learnt from this last course has really changed the way I operate.
One example is that in the past, if I were walking or exercising, I would be doing it with a drive, and with a mission to get it done, rather than to actually enjoy each movement.
The same would apply if I was driving my car, it was not so much the journey, for me it was just the destination.
I have done yoga in the past, and it was all about the postures, how much I could or couldn’t make my body stretch and I would give myself a hard time and push until I could somehow reach a very uncomfortable position.
Esoteric Yoga has opened up a whole other way of living, because it does not just last for the 1 hour class, but actually has had an effect on my life that I can feel 2 weeks later, and in a way I have re-programmed my way of being.
What I have noticed is how I am more present with everything that I do, that I don’t push so much and how I can tenderly move my hair out of my face, instead of just wiping it away with no care whatsoever.
In the Esoteric Yoga class, I was given the opportunity to repeat a few very simple moves, so simple I started to question the point of the exercise but now it all makes clear sense to me. Like training a puppy, or a small child, I was re-training my way of being with me. I was showing my mind, that there is another way of operating, one that would support me and care for me with care and tenderness, and the effects on my body are huge.