How I’ve come to crave the quiet on my mat. And it might be because the moments I take to visit my yoga practice are sometimes the same moments I have space to be alone and away from the responsibility and busy and going and fighting and crazy that is life. And that’s why this quote from Phillip Urso is the perfect mantra for my 30 Days of Yoga.
In stillness, all conflict must end. — Phillilp Urso
It’s not that yoga is a practice of not moving itself. I like it much better when I keep moving, when I keep stretching and flowing through from asana to the next, moving with my breath. I like my yoga hot. I like feeling like I’ve had a good workout. I want to move on my yoga mat. So my body is not still.
But what can still is my mind. Inside, my thoughts are able to slow, they’re able to still even stop. Sometimes. And those sometimes are golden. Golden. They’re beautiful. Quiet. There is no internal conflict.
This is what this quote is all about. It’s about finding the quiet moments within the rhythm of yoga. It’s about escaping conflict in the stillness of thought. My body can move, as long as they leave my thoughts to themselves.