Go Back to Basics

September is often associated with back to school, even though we are out of school it is engrained in us to think of sharpened pencils and new clothes. It's the perfect time to start fresh, why wait for January 1st? Rediscover the fundamentals of basic poses that you've done so many times you don't ever think of them anymore, Warrior one for example or better yet a low lunge or downward dog.

Choose a pose and stay in it for several minutes. Focus on your breath and then move your awareness to your feet, your legs, your chest, your shoulders. What is happening in your fingers? Are you holding tension somewhere? How can you release it? Can you shift your weight slightly and change the dynamic of the pose? Spend this next month going back to basics and devoting time to your yoga and mediation practice.