1. Belonging to the present time; happening or being used or done now.
2. A body of water or air moving in a definite direction, especially through a surrounding body of water or air in which there is less movement.
Current is a word that has found its way to me more than a few times over the past year. I wish I could recall the specific life circumstance I was graveling with when it came to me for the first time. What I do know is that the times current surfaces in my mind are times when I feel scattered. It reveals itself as a gentle reminder to be with what is present and let the rest go.
How does a moving yoga practice play together with the concept of current?
Well, yoga simply asks us to show up for ourselves, there is no point of completion, it’s an ever evolving practice. Therefore, it will never stop presenting challenges, the mind may be busy, the body may acquire new quirks, the heart may be tender; we have to learn to adapt with what is current, rather than resist and fight against it.
Current is a powerful reminder to be in touch with the energy running through your body, and prioritize the mental chatter to the most relevant in the present moment.
The current that runs through me is healthy, vibrant, and free.
Movements that I worked into my teachings this week were a very literal interpretation of the word: lots of circling/swimming arms while in low lunges and twists. If you dared to challenge your balance and leg strength I gave options to keep the arms going while you move slowly from a half crescent to full crescent lunge.
Pretty exciting, the eagerness that I had hope to cultivate is beginning to develop amongst my students.
Before class starts, “What’s the word!?”
As class finishes, “What’s the word for next week!?”
OTHER COOL C WORDS:
WEEKS GONE BY:
- A: Abundance
- B: Buoyant
- C: Current
- Stay tuned for next weeks post- OR- come to class!
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