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What could be more difficult than trying to balance your entire body’s weight on one foot, standing still, and breathing deep? Doing all of that blindfolded.
More over hot yoga, blind yoga is here to rule the season!
Blindfold yoga, which is garnering a lot of popularity, enables yogis to focus on their own abilities while letting go of any preconceived ideas about what yoga should look like.
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Yoga instructor Amy Booth told Daily Mail, “It’s letting go of the external and all out preconceived ideas of what yoga should look like, what we’re wearing and the shapes in our body,”.
“The idea of blindfolded yoga is a chance to deepen your practice, to find trust in yourself; the courage to try something you haven’t done before.”
She said blindfolded yoga could be practiced by experienced yogis or beginners “Sometimes when we have been doing it for a long time we’re looking for external validation,” she said.
“If you’ve not done it before, you’re not stuck in is ‘this how it should be’. The blindfolded instructor doesn’t know what you’re doing; you could lay on the mat and do nothing and no one would know the difference. It’s nice to do what feels good for you,” she added.
Ms Booth said she first experienced blindfolded yoga in a class with Pete Longworth at the Wanderlust Festival. “I found it powerful to not get caught up in the way I judge myself or how other people judge me,” she added.
The yoga instructor is also participating in Brisbane’s Left Brain, Right Brain and Everything in Between festival on January 29 and 30.
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