Drishti (Yogic Gaze)


Hi everyone!  I had a great two weeks spending more time with myself and my two favorite guys.  Now I feel ready to get back into teaching, yeah!

I want to talk to you today about drishti.  Drishti means “Yogic Gaze”.

I really enjoy using drishti during my yoga practice.  It improves my focus and balance.  It helps me tune into my inner worid.  It makes my yoga practice more delicious and intriguing!

Drishti is a technique of gazing at a focal point during your yoga practice.  For example, when you’re in warrior 2 (virabhadrasana 2), bring your gaze to the tip of your front middle finger. Practice looking through the eyes instead of intensely focusing on one point.

I’ve introduced this in Yoga Basics, mainly in warrior 2, but you can practice drishti in any yoga pose!

This article discusses drishti and provides instruction on how to practice drishti in seated forward fold (pashchimottanasana); give it a try!


Next Thursday (the 25th) I’ll be leading the 6pm Balanced class at YogaSpace, I’d love to see you!

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