Have you ever noticed a musical performance where the musicians tuned their instruments during performance? I did and it was a classical Indian concert, my first. It reminded me of the philosophy of yoga. It’s a practice - something constantly shifting - sometimes out in the open, sometimes in a tender alone space. Our movements, including our mental movements need time to rest, relax and refocus and find the boundaries. Sometimes our body is at rest (sleep) and other times the body is in motion (work). It’s noticing and shifting body, breath and focus to align which is just like tuning an instrument.
Our instruments, mind, breath and body, are always in need of care. Recent studies found that exercise and healthy eating were more successful at preventing mental aging than crosswords or puzzles. Diet, exercise, sleep and to de-stress are the top long term maintenance recommendations from western medicine. I’m offering techniques to help you feel more in tuned to yourself. Why not?