How do we transfer the yoga bliss created in a class environment into daily life?
Last week in a class I asked people if the current series was meeting their needs. (On the night of the first class I gave them a survey so I’d be clear on how they wanted to benefit from yoga. Increase in flexibility and stress relief were top goals.)
Someone said he felt relaxed while in class. Unspoken: “But only during class.” So how do we transfer the yoga bliss to daily life?
Here’s what I suggested:
- Pause at transition times. This could be before getting out of bed; before starting to eat; before starting the car; upon arriving home.
- Take 3 deep breaths, as if you have all the time in the world. Give yourself permission to just be. This will only take 10 to 20 seconds.
- If you attend yoga classes, recreate the pleasure of the quiet relaxation that you experience in class.
When you resume your activities, you might not notice anything different. If you continue to take these moments to pause and breathe at transition times, things will shift. When they do, I’d love to hear about it.