What I noticed was my conditioned response when I unfolded the yoga mat. I could not resist stepping on in and moving my body. I firmly believe that my relaxation response is conditioned as well. Anytime I am holding, rolling, unrolling, and sitting on my yoga mat, I think I unwind a little in one form or another.
Try it during our yoga break. Just do nothing more than commit to unrolling your yoga mat and see if you don't automatically step, sit or lie on it and start to move your body. Or even connect with the breath. It can be that simple. Creating a few moments each day to give yourself the gift of yoga can be transforming. Thanks for sharing part of your summer with me, using simple yoga principles to find a better way to be in this world. In gratitude, Julie