Yoga off the mat: So often I've heard this sentence, but what is meant with it?
First I filled my bath tub with warm water and added 2 table spoons of sandal wood salt. I still felt the intensive Mysore class in my muscles. Shall my muscles relax in a hot bath, I thought.
And this is it already: yoga off the mat. To take care of the body is yoga off the mat. It is possible to take care in many ways: It can be a hot bath or healthy food.
To breathe deeply is another way to do yoga off the mat (it needn't to be uddjay breathing all the time, hahahaha). With the breath I have a certain control about the feelings. Calm breathing also calms the mind and the feelings. To observe the breath makes life to a meditation.
To develop a relaxed attitude towards life. Ups and downs are part of life and part of the daily yoga practice. This is so. It remains to accept what is. Why the effort to change what cannot be changed. Up and down, how exciting......hahahaha.