tran·si·tion

tranˈziSH(ə)n,tranˈsiSH(ə)n/

noun

  1. 1.
    the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.
    "students in transition from one program to another"

This month in class we explored transitions.  For me the greatest discovery was that every moment is transition.  There are transitions connected with breath and movement.  Transition connected to our daily consciousness.   

The word transition can be daunting.  Many relate transition to death.  Others to huge change.  Our exploration though was looking at the small transitions we take for granted.  For example: How we get from one place to another,  from one posture to the next or even the pause between the inhale to the exhale. 

As we progressed through the month we played with more challenging unfamiliar transitions within our Asana Practice.   My hope is that adjusting to awkward transitions on the mat will translate to observations of how we handle challenging transitions off the mat.

Can you keep your cool in the light of Change?  What does it take to shake you?  Are you sensitive to transitions or not?  Sometimes knowing your tolerance for change can be the greatest gift you can give yourself.  If you can predict that things shifting will throw you off you can honor yourself and give yourself the additional self care (maybe just a breath) in order to keep yourself healthy through times of movement.

This is the beauty of the Asana practice.   As long as we show up on our mats we have the opportunity to be students of our own bodies and minds.

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