Welcome to our month of Wonder!
As summer comes winding down… or if your summer has been anything like mine, as your summer comes screeching into fall 😉 can we take some time, even a moment to find the wonder in this stunning month.
So, so, often, we are CRAMMING things into August. I am no different. And though there is no way to stop some of the urgency, can we flip some of that on its head, or invert it 🙂 and take gaze into the wonder that is our lives.
The Noun definition of wonder includes the following: “a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.”
In my yoga practice, this is something I encounter all the time! Some days this feeling is fleeting, and other days on the mat I am overwhelmed by my connection with wonder, to the point where I cannot put my mind to a definition.
That is THE space.
One such space to explore our sense of wonder, and to explore altering our view and taking time to look at the world in a whole new way is through our pose of the month: Salamba Sarvangasana-Supported Shoulderstand. In any inversion that we do, we give ourselves the time for pratyahara, and one-pointed focus, which we have discussed in recent blogs, and the space to note our own wonder, that which springs from within.
Benefits of Supported Shoulderstand:
Play around and relax!