I thought it would get easier. That was incorrect.
I assumed the first blog would be the most challenging to write. My writing style is rusty if not totally unknown. My sentence structure is a mess. Do not even ask about paragraph arrangement. Apprehension layered with the utter vulnerability of sharing my ideas. When I finished I thought I had broken the writing seal and every piece to follow would flow. Day after day passed this month, including the deadline, and no final product in sight. With each day feeling defeated I closed my laptop with a blank document on the screen. The realization took hold that sharing my personal experience may not flow as easily as anticipated. My subject matter and words come from the center of my person...
My inspiration and gratitude is for those that have gone before me and shared their inner most thoughts. The gorgeous and unique spirits that show their darkness alongside their light. I found myself feeling less alone as I read their words and followed their stories. Some I have known personally, some I have not, but consider all my Heroes. It was in their voices that I began to find mine. It is their vulnerability that pushed me forward and past my fears.
So here I am. Reminding myself that my story, my voice, is of value and to be brave.
Crews are working on the repairs and reconstruction of the studio! We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during the process. Change is sometimes unexpected, but wonderful things can result from it! Take the opportunity to explore and try a different class and see what our highly qualified instructors all have to offer! You never know what a change in your routine could spark. Thank you for sticking with us as we make adjustments and accommodations, and we will be back to our regular schedule and rooms as soon as we can!
The hassles and struggles of life can beat the best of us down. Stress and lack of time to take care of ourselves can wreak slow havoc on our immune systems, our memory, our mood, and our sense of well-being.
Remembering not to forget, keeping track of busy work schedules, and managing our home life takes a toll on our mental elasticity. Cast yourself back to your childhood, when things were simpler and the worries were few. Enjoyment of simple pleasures was richer, and the world seemed a much safer place.
It’s like highway robbery, living life with every twist and turn attempting to rob us of perspective, peace, and security.
Even “normal” events we face day in and day out can lead to high blood pressure, increase our risk of developing cancer, d...
We usually hear about it first from someone else. One of the kids at daycare falls victim to it. Your co-worker comes down with it. You hear about the first few cases of it on the news.
We’ll do everything we can to avoid it. The dreaded, the awful, the debilitating...influenza.
Viruses are funny things. Deadly things. We can get the flu shot, which may offer some protection. We can wash our hands, and avoid touching our face. But hands-down our best line of defense against influenza is our own immune system.
Our immune system is designed to protect our cells from viral replication. Even if we are exposed to a virus, our immune proteins are devised to target the intruder and stop it from invading and multiplying.
This December we hope that everyone enjoys this time of year among family and friends. We will be closed on the 24th and 25th so our staff and clients can focus on the family, spend time with loved ones, and enjoy the peace and warmth of this holiday season. We will also be closed on the 31st and 1st for the New Year.
Please stay tuned for upcoming events in January, February and March. Back by popular demand: Kids yoga will start back up in January!
We look forward to seeing all of you soon, and may your lives be filled with love, laughter and peace!
Tuesday, November 21st at 6:00 - 7:15 PM with Katy
Gratitude Yoga integrates the physical practice of yoga with mindfulness meditation practices and the cultivation of compassion. We seek to nurture a sense of gratitude and deepen our desire to serve and benefit others.
Our practice focuses on developing the body as well as the mind. To that end we infuse the physical practice of yoga with an attitude of compassionate awareness and strive to bring our full presence to each moment. In this way, our yoga practice becomes more than simply a form of physical exercise. It gives us an opportunity to develop mindfulness, which brings a sense of peace that extends beyond yoga class and into our lives.
In the West, women tend to dominate the scene in yoga studios. However, Yoga was initially founded in India as physically demanding exercises for men. Today, Professionalathletes in all sports, soldiers, police, and fire/rescue workers are among the 3.5 million men who regularly practice yoga. Yoga has been shown to improve flexibility, strength and stamina, while reducing stress and increasing focus and awareness. Yoga also helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation post-injury (make sure to tell your instructor of any ailments before class).
There are some common misconceptions about yoga:
- "Yoga requires flexibility." In truth, flexibility is one of the benefits of a consistent practice. Men tend t...