you who have supported me over the last year. Your smiling faces and consistent
presence are my bread and butter! Speaking of bread and butter....who had way
too much of both this last week?? More on this later!
Although I will be
on vacation until the 7th of January that does not mean that you cannot still
practice yoga. A personal practice is what helps us get to the heart of what
yoga really is. Without the distraction of the noise in the building, the
temperature of the room, the student next to you breathing just a little too
loud, you can find the path to your very quiet and very still center. Even if
you are not actually practicing asana (the postures) you can still practice
yoga. Breath by breath.
Here are some ideas about how to bring yoga
into your daily life:
Before you get out of bed in the morning lay in savasana and
gently scan each part of your body. Notice how you feel from the soles of the
feet through the crown of your head.
Be thankful for any communication your body is providing – even if it is
telling you something is not right. When we are willing to listen to our bodies
we can take care of it and perhaps avoid illness and
Balance in tree for just a moment on each side before doing the
we take a moment to balance the body we are actually balancing our nervous
system and are able to face all those things in life that threaten to throw us
off balance. And then while you do the dishes thank each and every dish for
feeding someone you love.
Try the falling out breath if you are stuck in traffic or at the
airport or if your great Aunt Mary is telling you for the one hundredth time
about her cats. Breath a normal inhalation through the nose and let the breath
come out as if you are blowing through a straw or blowing out candles or like a
sigh….but don’t sigh with Great Aunt Mary…she might misinterpret it as
Teach your visiting house guests sun salutations. Or a few
forward fold. Forward folds are good for letting things go. Which is helpful
when you are a house guest or have a few of your own.
Before going to bed take
a moment to remember all that you are thankful for. Sit in meditation for
10-20 minutes and allow the day to fall away until all that remains is the quiet
rhythm of your breath and the steady beating of your
Now….back to the too much bread and
butter….you thought I forgot- didn’t
Here are some gentle suggestions for
finding balance at the table. Try drinking more water than alcohol. In
addition to more water try drinking a big glass of water before each meal. Try
avoiding milk and bread for one day….or one meal. If you have a juicer try
drinking your breakfast. My favorite is carrot, apple, beet, ginger juice. And my personal favorite …take a walk
after dinner and enjoy the beautiful winter sky.
Thank you for you!
I appreciate each and every one of you and I am looking forward to coming
back to the mat with you on January 7threfreshed and renewed and with
a few new ideas for our classes
Merry Christmas and Happy New
Monday 9:15 a.m. Gentle basics
Monday 5:15 p.m Meditation
Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Level II
Wednesday 9:15 a.m. Restorative: reservations required
Wednesday Lunchtime 12:00 noon All Levels
Thursday 9:15 a.m. Level
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