A mindful yoga practice refers to both the development of deep awareness in one’s asana practice and the emerging awareness off the mat.
We use asanas to develop our ability to quiet the constant chatter of our willful minds. As we focus on the flow of breath and experience the resulting sensations we ultimately benefit with acceptance. With acceptance of “what is” we don’t struggle with desire or aversion. If we dislike pigeon we do it anyway and experience the resulting feelings of aversion which may surface. With understanding and acceptance we find compassion.
This process is the foundation of a mindful yoga practice which is the root of change and creating a positive impact on our world.