Finding your “sweet spot” can mean different things to different people, depending on what you are doing. One of my favorite sports is tennis; which I enjoy playing as much as possible. Finding the “sweet spot” in tennis is striking the tennis ball in the center of your racket. You will know when your racket, and tennis ball, have connected with the “sweet spot”. It is an awesome feeling.
The “sweet spot” in yoga can give you that same awesome feeling; maybe more so because you are allowing your body to be where it needs to be during any given practice. That “sweet spot” may be different with each practice. In fact, one of my favorite yoga words is “stira sukka” – finding your sweet spot.
As you connect to your breath in yoga, you connect to your body. This allows you to connect to the yogic feeling of “stira sukka” – the feeling of lightness, of comfort and ease in each yoga pose that you do; your “sweet spot”. You remember why you came to your practice; to honor your body by not pushing it further than it is ready to go on any given day. No matter what anyone else is doing in class, remember to always honor your body. If you have respect for your body, by not pushing it to a place you know you aren’t ready to go, you can translate that into honoring yourself and others off the mat.
Honor the feeling of “Stira sukka” and allow the feeling to migrate into all aspects of your everyday life. By always honoring yourself and others you can find your “sweet spot” every day.
Namaste and God Bless