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In every yoga class, and many 1:1 client sessions, I will say this at the end.

Without judgement, notice how your (body, hips, head, neck, whatever is applicable) feels.

I’ve been asked “why do you say without judgement?”

I’ve also been asked “what am I supposed to notice?”

Do you see a connection between those questions? You aren’t "supposed" to notice anything in particular.

→ Maybe you feel lighter than before.

→ Maybe you feel more exhausted.

→ Maybe your hips feel like you released weeks worth of tension.

→ Maybe you feel like you can conquer that nagging work task.

→ Maybe your shoulders feel so tired you don't want to lift your arms

It’s all okay!

I say without judgement, because I don’t want you to think:


Why am I not more relaxed?

Why do I feel tired? I shouldn’t feel tired!

Why do my hips feel tighter than before? It’s about noticing what you feel, and then thinking about how that information can guide you to move towards feeling better than you do right now.


Here's how you can do that:


✅Recognize the pressure you are putting on yourself. Why do you "need" to feel more relaxed or feel a certain way? Is it possible that is contributing to your feeling tense (almost always yes).


✅Recognize that it's normal and okay and human to feel tired after moving your body or even after not moving your body


✅Recognize you want to dedicate more time to breathing or a certain yoga pose


✅Recognize the benefits just a brief session can have for you


There is no rule that you have to feel any of the above things, and these are just examples to get you thinking about how you can notice impacts of your daily life on your body, and maybe find new ways to make a change.

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