Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dedicating my practice to....

In Samastihi, feet are together, palms come together at heart center, quadriceps and core are engaged, chest is open and we are lifting through the crown of the head for a nice solid posture. Equal resistance is created between the palms, closing your eyes, really connecting with the breath and taking a few moments to set an intention for today’s practice. At this time dedicate your practice to someone who may need your energy more than you: a friend, loved one, colleague or maybe someone that is weighing heavy on your mind such as someone you are having conflict with, maybe someone you have deep feelings for but can’t seem to see eye to eye or feel you are struggling in the relationship or maybe dedicate your energy to your horse. Whoever that person/horse is or whatever that situation is take the time to set an intention at this time.
Why set an intention? This allows you to focus your energy toward someone other than yourself, giving rather than just receiving and it makes me feel great to send my energy out to specific “others”. When you are in final Savasana come back to the intention you set for your practice. Pay attention to what comes up for you, don’t judge it, notice it and let it go….
For me, it is amazing what has materialized from consistently dedicating my practice, the blessings that occur from that selfless act during the 35 – 60 minute energy focus and flow especially when I repeatedly and consistently dedicate my practice to that same person, yoga or horsemanship class or when I dedicate my practice to my horse which I do on a regular basis.
Do I really dedicate my practice to my horse(s)? ABSOLUTELY! They are energetic beings that feel energy transfer. I make it a weekly occurrence to dedicate at least one of my practices to a specific horse or a few specific horse(s).
Notice what happens when you dedicate your practice to someone else, how does it make you feel, do you feel fulfilled? Do you see anything different occurring with the recipient? Make this a regular part of your yoga practice and just notice what happens.
Let me know how you are coming along in your practice and what you are noticing in your everyday life and horsemanship. Join ZennerYoga facebook group and post your progress or write me with questions at This will help me help you and others at the same time!

Be Blessed,

Theresa Zenner

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