Energy is the ability to do work. Most of us talk about our energy level–we’re jazzed, tired, fired up, lethargic. What we eat, what we do, how we sleep and think affect our energy level and our ability to do work.

In a yoga practice, we look at the result we want as we create a practice. Generally we are looking to connect to ourselves and have balance in our body, mind and life. 

Do we want to feel more invigorated and awake? If so, we create a brahmana (to expand) or energizing practice. If it’s an evening practice or we’re really stressed, we may need a more langhana (to reduce) or relaxing practice. 

We all come to yoga for different reasons-no reason better or worse than another. What I’m asking you to consider-is the yoga practice you’re doing the right one for your body’s needs?

If you are stressed, over-worked, and you are physically active, you might need a quiet, introspective and slow practice with fewer asana (postures) and more pranayama (breathing) or meditation. You might not find that appealing. If you have sedentary lifestyle and are on the depressive side, you might need a bit more movement and rigor in your practice. Many of us need a bit of both.

Yoga is not one-size fits all.

So how do we know which practice suits us? Have a session with a trained teacher. 

What if we go to yoga at our gym because it’s affordable and convenient? That’s great. Keep doing what works for you. I’m a firm believer in, “if it works, don’t fix it.” We need to find what makes each of us feel good and what reduces our stress level.

Remember too it’s very HUMAN to not want what’s good for us. Sound familiar?

When I was thinking what to call my business, the idea of Every Body being different kept going through my mind. We have different shapes, needs, likes and yet yoga is good for all of us. We just need to find the right teacher and type of class or personal practice that works for us.

Our needs change over time as well. What I did in my 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, no longer works or appeals to me. I have different needs. 

There are so many teachers and classes available. Keep looking until you find one that fits. Also consider having a private consultation. Having your own personal practice that you can do in the privacy of your home when it’s most convenient that is made for your specific needs is priceless.

If you’d like to chat about your needs and possibly work with me, schedule a complementary wellness call.

Have a great day and keep doing your yoga. Let me know if you have any questions.