The worst thing you can do is expect the next person to be like the last. I find it all the time especially in the business of being a small yog studio. Teachers expect the new studio they begin teaching at to be like their previous or current one. I find myself reminding them often Fuller Yoga™ Studio is not xyz studio and we do things differently here.
The same is true for your practice. Each time you come into Crow, Triangle Pose or Half Moon Pose and expect it to be like the time before you will most likely be disappointed that it wasn’t as good as before or shocked that you did it better. Your expectations can set you up. You may miss some really great things because you expect it to be bad or you may walk away feeling like crap because you expected it to be so great.
So how can Fuller Yoga™ help you manage your expectations? How can The Fuller Mat™ help you not get stuck assuming your current practice/studio/relationship should or will be the same as the last? It’s easy. From the very beginning Fuller Yoga™ is designed to put you completely in the moment by focusing on the flow of your breath and your ability to move fluidly. Unlike practices that tend to repeat the same sequence of postures, Fuller Yoga requires you pay attention to how you move from one pose to the next discover the nuances and shifts that keep you open for discovery, inquiry and new experiences.
No Fuller Yoga™ practice can ever be the same. Because it is so connected to breath and approaching the postures from movement rather than adjusting your body to the pose it will always be organic, flowing, and free from expectations.
Join me in discovering the next level to your practice with a week long Fuller Yoga retreat Feb. 8-14th, 2015 at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in Costa Rica.