On the Mat: First Breath

ashtanga on the mat Oct 09, 2016

“I am never alone wherever I am. The air itself supplies me with a century of love. When I breathe in, I am breathing in the laughter, tears, victories, passions, thoughts, memories, existence, joys, moments, and the hues of the sunlight on many tones of skin; I am breathing in the same air that was exhaled by many before me. The air that bore them life. And so how can I ever say that I am alone?” 

--C. JoyBell C.


Our first breath and our last breath bookend our lives.  In that space between the bookends, chapters and chapters of stories exist; stories of romance and grief, triumph and learning.  What a beautiful story you have, and the golden thread of your breath continues to weave in and out of your day to day transforming the mundane into exceptional.  In our yoga practice, when we watch and guide our breath to conscious purpose in each posture we shift into our strongest body and our softest heart.  When we liberate our deepest breathing,...

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