Warrior Dog? Yes...Warrior dog!

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I was talking to my mom’s friend who loves her morning yoga practice, and I told her about my made-up “warrior dog” — upper body like downward dog, lower body like warrior 2.

She said, “I’m so glad you said that! Sometimes when I practice I just feel like my body wants to move in one way or another, but I’m afraid it’s not right so I don’t do it.” Meaning, if it’s not a pose that’s got a name and is in the yoga books, it could be harmful.

I told her, “I reckon if it feels good then it’s right”

Smiles all round. 😄 Yoga is very individual, because we are all living in bodies that are slightly (or very) different. What makes you feel good may hurt me. What energises me may tire you. So when you move on your mat and listen to what works for YOU and your body, you get to know yourself a little better.

Listen to your body. Listen to your mind’s reaction to what your body says. Listen to how your emotions affect your movement or vice versa.

Do you have an “I dunno what it’s called but it feels good” posture?