Saturday, January 14, 2017
The breathing exercises typically conducted at the beginning of a yoga class assist us in developing our focus, concentration and awareness. We focus on our breath and work to slow and deepen it. We focus on the sound of it and sometimes count silently in our head to aid in concentration.
Take the opportunity to develop your awareness the next time you are stopped at a traffic light. Are you in a school zone? What buildings are around you? Are there pedestrians or bikes near the intersection? What kinds of cars are at the light also?
Taking short moments to focus on our surroundings develops a keen sense of awareness for all situations.