Barbra Brady

How Do You Know if Your Practice is Working?

In It's Not About the Asana, Yoga on August 19, 2008 at 10:23 pm

It has little, if anything, to do with your hamstrings relaxing, or perfecting an arm balance. Not that I don’t love arm balances.

On the night of August 11th, I was standing on my balcony, talking to a beloved friend on the phone. As I began to tell him about the Perseid meteor showers that happen around August 12 every year…
I looked up at the sky, gesturing toward the stars (I always gesture, even when my yoga students eyes are closed in savasana!), and..Lo, and Behold!
It was as if my fingertip traced a falling star across the sky! Whoosh!  




I spoke, and the very thing I was speaking of manifested before my eyes…

My teacher Rod Stryker says (from Swami Rama), you know your practice is working when your life becomes more joyful, more fearless, and the time it takes from when you set your intention and it manifesting gets shorter and shorter.

I believe my practice is working just fine.

Pay attention (if you have to pay something, pay attention).

When you notice this happening for you…comment, please!

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