Jason has often said in class, “An advanced technique is a basic one that is mastered.”
While reading the blog post today from the author of Buddha’s Brian, Rick Hanson, Ph.D., I was reminded about how this is true for more than just your yoga practice.
Let’s take it back to our yoga practice. To be the best we can be, we need to take a look at our foundations. For example, if you’ve ever practiced sun salutations for an extended period of time, you start to notice more subtleties within your body, and even though you may have done thousands of them, each one becomes new and slightly different. Your breath becomes smoother, your inward focus becomes deeper, your movements may start aligning more closely with your even breathing.
So remember, next time you practice, be on the lookout for times when you start to run on autopilot, especially when moving through familiar postures. Use that as an opportunity to master the basics – breath and posture.