Me too, when I talk about yoga, I think about asanas. Immediatly I think about putting my leg behind the head, about dropping back. But yoga is also pranayama and meditation.
I don't want to miss it anymore, pranayama and meditation. So at exactly 6:45 my asana practice must find an end. Only six rounds of alternate nostril breathing are enough. The difference can be felt. I wake up, my body gets energized.
Then I meditated 10 min. My creative mind was active inventing lovely stories today. But a story is nothing else but a story. Entertaining, but reality is always better. Back to the mat, get back to the mat, enjoy the breath and a calm mind, I thought.
My asana practice was great today. Mentally I was light-hearted. It's my practice, whatever happens is great, I thought. Urdhva dhanurasana was hard, but I did it.
Am I a yogini, I wondered this morning. Yoga means to control the body (asanas), yoga means to control the breath (pranayama), yoga means to control the mind (meditation). Do I want to control my whole life? No, I even think that this is not possible.
I guess I am more prone towards other philosophies. Awareness is everything I think and not control. So, I am not a yogini, but practicing yoga.
I am curious what life will bring to me, I don't think anymore that I have any influence on it.
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