Lotus FlowerDeveloping Grace through Yoga by Sue Fuller

Developing grace not only brings freedom to movement and reduces clumsiness, it also makes us more gracious in the way that we treat ourselves and others.

Yoga brings both physical and emotional grace.  Grace is an immense benefit which can often be over looked.

How does yoga increase physical grace?

During a yoga class care is taken to correctly align the body in each posture.    Moving in such a way deepens our connection with ourselves and helps us to tune in to different sensations that are experienced within the body. This encourages us to make subtle changes to our alignment throughout the day which influences the way we move and how we hold our bodies, giving us a more graceful poise.

Yoga improves balance, increases agility and strength and helps to remove any physical imbalances this greatly enhances movement and brings a sense of grace and freedom into the way we move. 

Yoga helps to establish and maintain clear pathways between the brain and the extremities which will help to reduce clumsy movement and increase more graceful movement.

How does yoga increase emotional grace?

As we become more in tune with our bodies, we are able to listen to the body and its requirements.  Yoga teaches us different techniques to help us cope in demanding times.  Through yoga we become kinder to ourselves.  Yoga also influences our diet and lifestyle choices as this happens we begin to enjoy a healthier outlook and approach to life, all of which extends to our environment and the people that we connect with on a regular basis. 

Yoga increases mindfulness, kindness and compassion making us more gracious towards others.

Grace slowly percolates through our entire being it helps shape our behaviour physically and emotionally for the greater good it is an immense benefit that could almost go unnoticed.  Grace develops free from the ego, it just evolves and without any input from the ego it should remain with us forever.

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.”  The Dalai Lama

Sue Fuller is a leading yoga teacher with a range of over 60 audio yoga classes. Including Vinyasa Yoga Classes for all levels, Gentle Yoga classes for the absolute beginner and a range of beginner classes that guide you through techniques and practices to help you establish a strong foundation in Yoga.  Classes are available on both CD and MP3 from www.wellbeingworldonline.com or from www.yoga2hear.co.uk.