When we find a rhythm in our asana practice, we create a container for the consciousness that holds and expands it in all directions. We apply all of the alignment principles we have learned, finding a blissful expansiveness through the rhythm of our asana practice. After warm ups, we move through challenging standing poses and back bends, creating the rhythmic expression of the asana by joining and balancing the efforts of the separate parts of the body, like the members of an orchestra. You will feel a deeper connection to the rhythm of your own asana.
I continue to be impressed with how wonderful these subtle concepts feel in my body. This Rhythm and Bliss class was perfectly titled. I feel at perfect ease in my skin - I even feel a little taller 😊!
Jenny S, that makes me so happy to hear!! It’s so tough to convey how wonderful the poses can feel when the body is working like a well tuned orchestra. You’ve found it! And the “music” just keeps getting better 🙏🙏
I enjoyed the simplicity and integrity of this practice. One thing flowed naturally into another, each extending on and balancing the last, with the perfect opening and closing postures. My 'body orchestra' feels finely tuned and happy! Thank you
Thank you Nathan, this is wonderful teaching. I very much benefint from focusing on right side/left sid, forward/backward. You use the word rythem in a novel way. Usually it is connected to tempo. Now you connect it to feel in body/ perseption of tone of body. I will do this session many time. Thank you.
I love that you’re feeling the rhythm in your body. I can’t say from experience that this practice will go on feeling the more you use it. I hope to hear from you again and hear what you’re discovering!