Recently I have noticed in online classes that a lot of students still rush into class and rush offline afterwards.
The world is moving faster and faster in terms technology and we’ve gotten to the point we want things instantly. Moving so much of our lives ‘online’ as a result of Covid-19 has only accelerated this process, as we’ve become heavily reliant on technology to work, connect and even do yoga.
It is tempting to get sucked into always-on mode, trying to squeeze in one more Zoom chat or another quick video call. With many of our familiar, non-digital pursuits out of bounds, we find ourselves moving to the rhythm of bits and bytes.
This is a perfect time to slow down. We need to reclaim our human space, and take time observe ourselves and our actions. We need to allow ourselves time and space to breathe and grow, without stress or hurry.
It was Mental Health Awareness week recently and the theme was KINDNESS to all and oneself. Let’s take this message and put into practice. When you feel yourself reacting to an action or reaction, take a few calm, deep breaths and continue with ease.
These past months have been difficult but there are things we can learn from this experience. Let’s not jump back into how we were before the pandemic.
We’ve seen how fragile life can be so let’s not rush through it…
This documentary, Takumi, is about what happens when we slow down and make time for our craft, whatever that may be. Watch and be inspired!
How do you ‘slow down’? Share in the comments!