In early December this year, Bibi McGill dedicated 2 days to the Street Yoga giveBIG holiday fundraiser. She asked our community questions, and held space for the community to inquire into her personal practice, professional life, and experience as a Street Yoga volunteer.
Now, thanks to the groovy team at Groupvine, we are able to share that conversation with you. Please join us in creating intentional, inspiring dialogue!
Practice the mastery of Love which means to me means to be aware at all times of your thoughts, feelings actions etc. Everyday monitor your thoughts towards yourself and all things and make sure the are in alignment with love, respect and acceptance of all things even if you don’t understand or agree with them.
I believe it’s better to do a little yoga, than to do no yoga. My normal yoga practice last about an hour and a half. When I’m really busy, I do my best to practice at least 45 min to an hour. There have been times when I could only do 15 minutes so I would just do 5 sun salutations of A & B and end with a 5 minute shavasana (resting/corpse pose). Meditation is yoga also so, at the very least I will just sit for 5 minutes in silence and focus on my breath. For myself I definitely experience the greatest benefits from being consistent and practicing some form of yoga everyday, even if it’s only for 5 to 15 minutes.
I guess my favorite “Take Away” to give any of my students after a class is to just breath and go easy on yourself. The breath is so important. It has the ability to lower your blood pressure, slow your heart rate, calm your mind, change you attitude and emotions, send oxygen to your brain and more and more and more. If you were to go to a yoga class, and all you did was sit with your eyes closed and focus on your breath, you would be doing yoga. Practice yoga on and off the mat. When things in life upset you, take a few moments to step back and take a few long deep breaths. You will usually find that you will become much more calm about whatever it is you are going thru.
Thank you Bibi!