With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, this is the time of year where we assess what we are grateful for in our lives. At Core Fusion, we are grateful for your yoga – and you! In honor of celebrating this wonderful exercise we practice and the many people who make our studio the fun and educational place it is, we would like to share the top seven things we are most thankful for about yoga.
- Union – In yoga, we focus on melding body, mind, and spirit. Once you integrate this trinity of your parts, the sum as a whole is a beautiful being (you) in charge of awareness, emotions, and wellbeing.
- Compassion for All – Once you have integrated all parts of your self to become a happier, more relaxed and aware being, you can generate compassion for yourself and others. Through class every week and in your personal practices that we encourage, you foster this compassionate connection with yourself that slowly spreads throughout all your relationships with family, friends, strangers, and even enemies.
- Self-Acceptance – Stemming from compassion, yoga teaches you how to accept yourself. This self-acceptance begins in the form of realizing that your yoga journey is your own. No judgement, no expectations. This self-acceptance allows you to show yourself grace and love on days when you cannot give as much to your practice as you would like. You learn that, in every moment, radical acceptance is the foundation of self-love.
- Beauty of Breath – Everything about yoga is linked to breath, and breath is beautiful. Breath is our life force, meaning that yoga is directly linked to that which gives us life. When we pay attention to and watch the breath, we learn intent and self-awareness. We also stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which slows the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and eases stress.
- Self-Healing Bodies – We love self-healing bodies! And that’s basically what we get with regular yoga practice. Yoga is restorative and meditative, helping our bones stay strong, our muscles limber, and our circulatory and vascular systems functioning in balance. When we allow our bodies to function correctly, it is amazing what they will do for us.
- Yogi Friends – We are grateful for you and all our yogi friends in the Dallas-Fort Worth area! Every person who comes to practice at our studio becomes a friend and an ally to our other students. With community, you are never alone, even through the ups and downs of life and yoga practice.
- 0-Pressure ‘You Time’ – Yoga also means an entire hour of “you time” with absolutely no outside pressure. You can fully commit to your mat and yourself during class, allowing all the stress, pressure, and negativity of the outside world fall away. When you finally rise from savasana, you will feel rejuvenated and ready for another day.
What are you most thankful for about yoga? Let us know! Show your gratitude for yourself, your practice, and your peers and enjoy every moment of your yoga classes this November. For more information on our classes, contact us today.