Why all the SILENCE? And all the NOISE?
Last month, we touched on why we choose not to perform adjustments...this month, we'd like to talk about why we don't play music during our classes. A few students have asked about this, so we thought it would be worth taking time to explain. While yoga class can be a welcome escape from the noise and chaos of daily life, the goal of yoga is being able to take your practice off the mat. Having pleasant and calming music in the background can definitely help you tune out during a yoga class...but here's the thing: we don't want you to tune out. Yoga is about TUNING IN. Yoga is about being comfortable with your surroundings - in the silence and in the noise. The noise of the dog groomers next door, the noise of the landscapers with their mowers and leaf blowers...just as you try to relax in shavasana for Yoga Nidra. The noise and the silence is your yoga. To progress in your yoga practice, it is [...]