Here at Great Heart Yoga, the core of our work lies in helping individuals tap into their essential nature or dharma. We enthusiastically guide individuals into discovering who they are at root and at core through the work of yoga, and then help them learn to express themselves in the world more fully. This inquiry work starts with a willingness to engage in deep listening on the level of the body, mind and heart.
Here is a yoga asana inquiry practice to begin to discern and name your dharma:
Go to your mat with a desire to listen deeply from within. As you begin to practice, listen to your breath. Notice what it feels like to be you. Choose to do your practice today as you, not as someone else (do your own dharma, not someone else’s). Own your experience by setting your physical foundation more deeply. Feel into who you are this phase of your life. Listen to what is coming forth from deep within you. Discern and name and get grounded in the essential nature of your being. Open to the fullness that is you. Get curious about what is making you come alive at this time. Open to your unique gifts.
After you practice, ask yourself:
What shifts in your body when you listen deeply?
When and where are you most receptive for listening to your truest self/voice?
What is one action you can take to support deeper listening in your daily life?