Saturday, January 8, 2011

Finding your edge

A phrase that I often tell my yoga students is to "find your edge in the pose" which I am referring to keeping the integrity of the pose and move yourself a little deeper than you might normally to experiment with what is new in the pose for you.  Yesterday I ventured out into the wilds of Vermont with my son who taught me how to ice climb.  I was finding my edge in almost every aspect of this adventure!  I was scared, excited, curious and invigorated all at once.  I had to keep reminding myself to breathe and think about ways to conserve energy.  Nature is always such a good teacher of the yoga lessons that I teach.  The teacher becomes the student!

Here I am tackling the ice!