To make art of our attention is to be elegant and true to ourselves. So we can be that way for other people. We still don’t know how to listen or respond appropriately sometimes. We forget to be grateful. We forget to be soft. This compilation of practices is inspired by several traditions of Hatha yoga, yoga philosophy, Fourth Way teachings and the Handel Method. Each sequence points us toward the inner work of listening, respecting, trusting and healing.
Practice is distilled into three elemental aspects. SANKALPA explains the intention for the practice. The THREE WAVE SEQUENCE introduces a specific opening into your body through the progression of postures, and the AWAKENING pages conclude and close your practice. Pages at the end of each chapter invite your practice notes, intentions and sequences.
Whether you’re a student or a teacher of yoga, you’re invited to slow down, reflect and design your experience. May these practices remind you that loving yourself is the only prayer, the only practice.