Practicing Yoga at the Studio Desk

Ten days into studio ownership, I can see how this role will be an extension of my yoga practice. Amid all the paperwork, getting up to speed on office systems, lining up instructors for the March schedule, working on revisions to the waiver, finding a working VCR for childbirth classes, cutting keys that will open every door at the studio, and dozens of other details, Lies and I have had to keep track of a lot.

The question throughout: What needs attention in this moment? When I can answer that, I can consider: How will this reflect my intention—to make yoga accessible to the people of our community? And when I ask: Where can I find more energy to be open and share and create?, I find the answer: in recognizing what needs attention in this moment.
The same applies both on the mat and on the trail. What is the need of your body in an asana practice? In breath exercises? In meditation? In an interval? Between intervals? A few times over the course of the day, check in. What needs your attention? Where can your energy be of most use? Pause, listen to the answer, and your next action will be clear.

One Response to “Practicing Yoga at the Studio Desk”

  1. asmin says:

    Ancient practitioners have likened
    yoga teacher training to a living tree with six

    branches coming from the trunk, with each branch having its own unique function relating to a particular lifestyle. The Yoga

    Sutras of Patanjali is one of the six darshanas of Hindu or Vedic schools and, alongside the Bhagvada Gita and Hatha Yoga

    Pradipika, is a milestone in the history of Yoga. Though brief, the Yoga Sutras are an enormously influential work, just as

    relevant for yoga philosophy and practice today, as when written many thousands of years ago.

    The six branches of Yoga tend to have some aspects in common and familiarizing oneself with all six will certainly help in

    the selection of your own yoga programme that incorporates routines that appeal from any of the six branches. Asanas or

    postures, Pranayama or breath control, these two disciplines along with meditation and a strict moral code are the

    fundamentals of the practice of yoga.