The Discipline of Practice
The discipline of yoga practice is sometimes difficult to maintain in Western Society. We have all the stimulation of events and activities that sometimes skew our sense of priorities. Over the summer I was enjoying being outdoors with my fingers in the earth. Now I’m paying the price with reduced vitality. My yoga practice suffered.
This past week I have recommitted myself to yoga practice. In just one short week, I am feeling more energized. I still have a ways to go to get back to where I was just a few months ago. The lesson for me is that a strong and regular practice is an essential part of my health and well being.
As we travel down the path of yoga our discipline sometimes wavers. Once we are on the path of yoga, it is difficult to completely step off the path for those of us who waver from time to time. We need to re-establish our discipline and practice, practice, practice.
Claudia Kuhns is the founder of Yoga for Health in Denver. She is a certified Iyengar teacher and has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 20 years. Claudia is an approved contractor with the State of Colorado Vocational Rehabilitation Services . Claudia teaches beginning and intermediate students and works with specific adaptive applications of yoga. In addition to teaching, Claudia is the director of Yoga for Health .