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The Importance of Transitions

Posted By Gaiam Staff On June 20, 2012 @ 2:07 pm In Personal Growth, Yoga | No Comments

What happens during the transitions between yoga poses [1] — and the transitions in life? Whether you’re moving from one pose to the next or from one life event to the next (a relationship, a job, a city), yoga instructor Bo Forbes [2] says that it is during these transitions that we often feel discomfort or a sense of uncertainty. However, transitions are also pregnant with potential for transformation and change [3], so we should strive to embrace them — or at least listen to what they are trying to tell us.

So the next time you unroll your yoga mat [4], try to slow down your practice and lengthen the time between your poses. Really listen to your body and mind during these shifts, because that’s often the space where you can begin to grow.

This video is part of a series sponsored by Gaiam TV [5] in collaboration with Big Happy Day [6]. BHD founder Kasey Luber interviews yoga teachers across the nation to bring you their best advice, whether you’re a yoga teacher, a seasoned yogi or a beginner.

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[1] yoga poses: http://life.gaiam.com/article/10-essential-yoga-poses-how-video-rodney-yee

[2] yoga instructor Bo Forbes: http://www.boforbes.com/

[3] transformation and change: http://life.gaiam.com/article/how-strong-your-change-muscle

[4] yoga mat: http://www.gaiam.com/category/yoga-studio/yoga+mat+guide.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod

[5] Gaiam TV: http://www.gaiamtv.com/category/yoga-studio-1?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day

[6] Big Happy Day: http://bighappyday.com/

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