Lately I have been thinking about the idea of what it means to have a good life. It means something different to everyone. At the end of the day though, if you strip away all the things that one considers makes up a good life, you are left with your body and your mind.
What I love about yoga is that it keeps the body healthy, but one day even the body will fall apart, and therefore having a good mind will help you have a better life.
Enter yoga and metaphors. It's been something I have always enjoyed in my practice, and I have found so many wonderful one's from my teachers Nevine & Abbie. Metaphors make the practice relatable. This week I am referring to the body as a car. Those who have taken my class this week were able to engage the mind because they know what it's like to be in a car or drive a car, and when you look at the body in this way you gain insight. Insight is a big part of leading a good life.
Whenever you go beyond what meets the eye, and engage your mind while using your body as a vehicle you can experience new connections.