7.16.21 - In the yoga practice, dharana is translated as “concentration”, but another translation is “to hold, like in a hug”. It’s nice to think of being in a yoga class and being held, like in a hug. That’s what I try to do as a teacher…hold people in dharana through various means, like they are being held in a hug. In a yoga class, there are lots of different hugs, some created by the student, some by the teacher, some by surroundings.
Today in class we work on the concept on creating your own held space. Focusing on a distance a little bit away from you, maybe a couple feet, and all around you. Like you are practicing inside a safe, protected bubble. Creating your own personal hug. It feels good…try it out. :-)