April 6 | The results |
Our six are the multi-dimensional results of a consistent yoga practice: Stronger, Leaner, Calmer, Clearer, Braver, Further. But have you ever really thought about these words? What they mean to you, and how they apply to your practice both on and off the mat? We're diving into each of our 6 results, one at a time, beginning with result #1 of 6, STRONGER.
At Yoga Six, we think there is a direct relationship between being physically and mentally strong. For many, physical strength is a source of confidence. When we feel strong, we stand taller and move through the world with more authority, readiness and zeal. To become physically strong, however, requires discipline, commitment, and a willingness to experience discomfort. This is where being mentally strong comes into play.
Definition of Stronger: Physically and mentally powerful; in good or sound health; capable, willful and vigorous.
Poses that Build Strength: Warrior poses, chair, high and low plank, boat, locust, arm balances
We asked a few of our students and teachers to share what getting STRONGER means to them, in body, mind and life. Check out what they had to say.
Stronger in BODY: "Practicing yoga has made me feel like an athlete in my own body. I have more endurance, muscle tone, flexibility, and strength than I did as a 20 year old."
Stronger in MIND: “Yoga has taught me persistence. With consistent practice and focus I can make things happen. Before I was infamous for starting a million things with little follow through - diets, workout plans, school, etc. Now I now see things through until the end and get results. I have built mental fortitude and pretty dynamic body.”
Stronger in LIFE: “Yoga provided me with an inner strength that I didn’t know existed. It wasn’t until I reflected on some of the darker times of my life – the ups and downs of being a parent, the inevitability of my body growing older, and the death of my Dad – that I realized the value and impact of my practice. Yoga keeps me grounded. With my feet firmly planted and my attention on my breath I can ride the waves of life. I may not always enjoy the experience but I am confident in my resilience and strength to soldier on.”
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