In yoga there are many poses where you’re meant to focus your gaze. Often this focal point, drishti, is towards your outstretched hand. It struck me the other day as my eyes drifted away from my hand and towards some distraction, that if I held my phone camera in the proper location I’d probably keep my drishti in line.
It worked a treat. I tried out a variety of poses and snapped a few drishti selfies. Using the camera’s self-timer meant that I held the pose solidly for ten seconds and pointing the camera at myself kept my attention on the place where it was supposed to be.
Physically, if not mentally.
Expect a round of selfie yoga in some of my upcoming classes, because this is going to be a good teaching aid for beginners who aren’t sure where to look…or yogis like me who lose focus.