Paul T Harrison Wrote:
> Oh thanks for asking :-) One way is to have my
> yoga mat in the floor by my bed. This way I get up
> and first thing start dong poses on my back while
> watching TV or listening to music. Then I keep
> stretching every chance I get throughout the day
> including in bed and while sleeping.
That's a great idea. It definitely sounds like you're keeping things simple. I went to a gentle yoga class a few months ago taught by an older gentleman and it was the best yoga class I've had all year. I agree with a post I read on here that said that's what yoga is really meant to be. We don't have to do the more advanced poses to get the benefit from it.
> As far as the spiritual side, my realization
> ation is about "conscience" or "supersoul" and
> they call it in Yoga :-) I try to be mindful, and
> get help for my mental syndromes, many of which
> can be exacerbated by Yoga philosophies. When I do
> get a rush of mania due to some spiritual or other
> realization, I keep it in check. I stay grounded
> on the idea that I am a mammal and so most likely
> the result of my death will be the same as any
This was helpful. I am also trying to be mindful, keep my depression/anxiety in check, and not get too obsessed with yoga or any other spiritual discipline. What do you do to stay grounded? I will need to work on raising my awareness when I do start up with yoga again to not get obsessive. I also do well if I take bits and pieces from things, versus following one thing to the letter, like a religion.
> Here is my FB page. Please feel free to friend
> end me! Thanks :-)
Thanks! I'm not on facebook though.