Over the past couple of months I've been developing some "rules" or experiments for my classes. I'm beginning to see that these are actually experiements that can be applied to life on and off the yoga mat. I invite you try out these experiments for the next week.
Experiment #1 : Participate Fully
Show up as best you can in every moment. Don't give more than 100% and don't give any less. Notice how you show up in your yoga practice and in your life. Are you the Type A, pitta driven, over-achieving, perfectionist type? Your practice of participating fully might be to ease up, slow down and relax. Or are you the Type B, Kapha relaxed, restistant-to-new-things, I don't like to be challenged type? Then your practice will be to engage more, take your poses to the next level and take some risks.
Experiment #2 : Have fun
Enjoy yourself as best you can. Lighten up. Smile more. Choose more of the things that bring you joy. It doesn't mean that you have to be having fun in every moment of your life. It's an invitation to gather more enjoyment out of the overall experience of your life. Apply this rule especially when you are doing something that you typically don't enjoy. Can you find something within the experience that you can enjoy?
The key here is to experiment. Be curious. Engage in your life in new ways that allow you thrive and experience greater happiness and contentment.