Making Space: Beginner’s Mind

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In yoga, and in creative work or problem-solving, it helps to approach with openness, and with non-striving.  Many suggest recovering a sense of child-like possibility, but we can also try to remember our first times on a yoga mat.  If it IS your first time in a class or doing yoga altogether, it’s a wonderful opportunity to release all expectations and be present for whatever occurs.

For more on the idea of Beginner’s Mind and Shunryu Suzuki-roshi, a Zen teacher who taught on this phrase, see the book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind.