Returning to a Yoga Asana Practice

For most of this past year my yoga Asana practice has been on hiatus due to a very challenging pregnancy and traumatic labor that led to an emergency c-section. All things considered, I am healing well and am now slowly returning to a yoga asana practice as part of my healing process.

Now begins the study/practice of yoga. – Yoga Sutra 1.1

As I begin, I remind myself of ahimsa. Ahimsa is the first Yama of the first limb of yoga, and it is an important foundation to all the other yoga practices as well as for life. Ahimsa translates as non-violence (it can also be translated as Love), and being gentle and loving to my physical form is important and necessary for recovery. About 15-20 minutes of Asana and Pranayama is my limit, yet I can already feel how not only my body, but my energy, my mind, and my emotions are coming back into balance, helping me to process all the thoughts, worries, and feelings of my childbirth experience.

Yoga is the practice of bringing stillness to the fluctuations of the mind.           – Yoga Sutra 1.2

More importantly, however, my return to a yoga asana practice has helped me to center myself back into my own Self.

Then the Seer/Self abides in his own nature.  – Yoga Sutra 1.3

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About Julianne Victoria

I am a writer, healer, spiritual life coach, astrologer & tarot reader in Santa Barbara, CA. I hope to help heal, teach, and inspire others on their journeys and in this life. © Julianne Victoria and Through the Peacock's Eyes Press under the Common Law Copyright; My main Blog: www.peacockseyes.com
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9 Responses to Returning to a Yoga Asana Practice

  1. Beema Noel says:

    What can one say? These words may seem like those of a drunken man. Untouched by your reality. Still heart ache tells me; yoga is a surrender to all life brings. Yet sadly how can we bare the deep distress of another. I can only pranam & look up to you; with heartfelt caring & best wishes.

  2. Val Boyko says:

    A beautiful share Julianne.
    Sutra 2.46 – Asana is a steady comfortable posture
    May your practice bring healing and wholeness as well as stillness 🙏

  3. Dewin Nefol says:

    Namaste Julie 🙂

    It feels as if I’ve waited forever to hear an update on you and news of the pitter-patter of tiny Peacock feet 😀

    Really pleased to know you are back beaming and bouncing once again balancing your new life with another new life and altogether blooming in the process 🙂 And your little feather doing just fine I trust:

    Perhaps fluttering already eager to fledge and flap,
    No sideways glances or ever looking back,
    Your endless Love keeping them on track,
    For how fine they are and always will be,
    As you witness already and will always see,
    With a mother peacock’s eyes endlessly 🙂

    God Bless. Take care of one and all in all ways always and in all ways for always.

    Namaste 🙂

    DN

  4. I am glad to hear your body, mind and spirit are retruning to health and balance. I too had a traumatic first childbirth, and it took me awhile to recover from it. I love Sutra 1.3, which is what I chose for a yoga assigment due tomorrow for my yoga teache training class. ❤

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