Aristotle may have said it best: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” That is why our theme this month is Discipline, which is a fundamental part of any yoga practice. We will continue our conversation around tapas and discipline at this Friday’s Yoga Chat.
Here are some questions to get you thinking:
- What does it mean to you that tapas is disciplined use of our energy?
- How can we use tapas in our yoga practice to cleanse our physical body?
- How can we use tapas to “burn up” the desires or distractions that stand in the way of our goals?
- Tapas is also described as “attention”. How can we pay more attention to what we eat? Our posture? Our breath?
Bonus questions for yoga teachers:
- Which asanas are heat building postures that will ignite the fire of tapas?
- Which pranayama or breathing practices are heat building?
- What is the foundation of including tapas in personal practice?
Please join us on Twitter at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern this Friday, February 13.
Follow the hashtag #yogachat to join in!
Kimberlyn Brown is a 500 hour yoga teacher and esthetician. Visit her website at pureshakti.com. "Yoga is to me, the gift of liberation. I have learned how to breathe more deeply, give and receive love more easily and how to live my life more fully. I am truly honored to share this practice with my students. My ultimate goal as a teacher is to empower each of my students to take what they learn in class off their mat and into their world."
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