Push & Yield

What a perfect evening practice in the hayloft … inspired and guided by this sweet quote by Erich Schiffman:

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Every yoga posture involves a ‘push’ and a ‘yield.’ Pushing is an active force that moves the body further and deeper into the posture, gently exploring areas of tightness.  Yielding is a passive force with which you wait and listen to the moment-to-moment feedback from your body; it’s a letting go of resistance that allows the active force to be successful without being aggressive.  The pushing and yielding elements occur simultaneously, as in a dance.  Done properly, therefore, yoga is a matter of pushing and yielding, of ‘doing’ and ‘not-doing,’ at the same time.”

~ Erich Schiffman

How can this concept apply to your riding?

Your relationship with your horse?

With other people?

Your life?

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Wishing you all a blissful and happy evening! 

Namaste.

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