Yoga in ordinary life
Today I attended a sensory processing training for professionals in mental health care. Every person has a different and unique style of processing which – of course – does not fit into one model that is the same for everyone. Knowing some characteristics of processing styles, however, can be helpful to be aware of your style with its specific needs and qualities. E.g. highly sensitive persons or people on the autism spectrum can have very different needs and forms of expression, which we can easily dismiss for something we think we know or expect to see, instead of really looking at what is going on.
During this training I was asked to teach a – very short – Yoga practice. Well, when you’re asked to teach, you teach ( to quote Krishnamacharya). Of course, I could have thought, what is the use of just a short ‘exercise’, where we did not even have time to go in-depth. And still, it was great to see what happened when this group of very diverse persons linked the breath movement to the body movement, and body, mind and breath were united in that moment. Without any struggle, big effort or previous training. People that don’t know yoga. But now know they can use these very basic principles of Krishnamacharya in what they do and share them with the people they work or their loved ones.