Essentialism. The idea that less is more. I have been exploring this concept through many realms: in my design work, in what I bring into my environment, and lately in my yoga practice. Embracing essentialism in my yoga practice has allowed me to go inwards, to filter through the noise and find out what is essential for me in each moment. Clarity is found, intentions are amplified, and the body mind connect.
I ask myself what is essential in each pose? Breath, alignment, drishti. I remind myself to be here now. To find my inner teacher, my greatest teacher. I embrace sthira and sukham, steadiness and ease, as I flow through my practice, being mindful of what’s fundamental and pure in each asana.
Through the practice of essentialism, I open myself up to space, to freedom, to acceptance. I am more compassionate for where I am in each asana without judgement. I am exactly where I am meant to be.
With essentialism, I have more gratitude for my practice, for my journey.
‘It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up’ (Eckhart Tolle).
This is my daily practice that brings me closer towards living and being my highest self.