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A puncture will inflate the balloon

A puncture will inflate the balloon

Om Yoga Magazine
A puncture will inflate the balloon

Emma Smallman got to practice her teachings by performing three punctures within a week.

I cycle everywhere and whilst I do have a vehicle, I’ll always pick two wheels over four. It gives me freedom and I’m not at the mercy traffic. Not only is it good exercise, but it’s also free, better for the environment and my senses are heightened. There are many wins.

The other day I’d just finished teaching a chair yoga class and was cycling to the next session at a probation hostel. I’d just shared the theme of ‘effortless effort’, the notion that we can practice adopting a calm and stable mindset when undertaking challenging poses and movements that require effort from the body, using the breath as one way to support this. What a handy life skill to have, to be able to approach life’s difficulties with a greater sense of self-control and inner peace.

Looking back at class, I noticed that halfway through the next one, I had a puncture. OK, so here’s the confession, I ride…

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