One of our missions/intentions given our respective ages – 62 Hugh and later this week 52 me, is to share some confidence that yoga is an ageless practice. As we get older the way we have learned to move helps us feel lighter. For us, this comes about by sensing energetic connection and directing conscious subtle internal movements that create the external form. It’s a wonderful discovery to recognise that all our body asks of us is to listen and care for it and above all, let it be itself in balance.
Each time we practice we keep releasing tension out of our mind as well as our body and guiding ourselves to restore healthy internal connections that will bring us into balance. When we experience the mind dropping its tendency to strive and relaxing into openness, the body simultaneously releases into its natural dynamic capacity. This enables us to move with less stress and more ease and leads us in the direction of deeper states of equanimity. In this way of practice our body gives us a tangible wholesome experience of what it feels like to leave behind our stressful habits of over-controlling and encourages us to keep practising taking everything less personally.