Thanks to Angie at The Healing Centre Cobourg for that little suggestional "push," classes are now on Zoom for those that wish to do yoga in their own homes. It is a gentle yoga class, from 7-8 p.m. on Fridays, starting October 28, 2022. The cost is $12 a class and it is on a drop-in basis. No scheduled sign-up. Come when you can. Payments by etransfer at the moment, so get in touch via the contact page.
Some support care workers have ended up in yoga because they had backs that were causing them a lot of pain. They were looking for ways to ease and strengthen areas of their own bodies, so they could keep helping others. They found ways to unravel, allowed the tension to leave and focused on themselves for a change. It's not selfish, it's necessary.
Yoga can be like walking in nature. There is that other rhythm — which I call nature — our hearts are naturally in sync with, and we can find it within at the end of a class as the pressures and stressors of daily living drop into the background and our being-ness comes forward.
Does your body need a change? Does your mind need to follow a different road with the breath? No longer following someone else but actually tuning into your own inner rhythm that is in sync with nature?
How is it that breath seems to unlock so much tension? In yoga, there are many breathing practices; some for getting more grounded in your body, for cooling you down in the heat of the summer, for warming up your digestive system so you digest better, and some to help heat you up in the winter. Yoga also helps to give us a feeling of space — slowing down the thoughts and this has feedback to the body. When we feel it is safe to relax, tension drops away. A new clarity begins to arise. A treasure.
If you are continually within an environment that makes you feel otherwise, perhaps it is time to look deeply at why? And are those "images" real that you are tuning into? Have they been given to you or are they yours?
A yoga class for those who zoom!
Hi everyone who zooms on Friday. I did it! Here is something to relax after a work week ... or during one. About an hour long.
Yoga is not about "performance" i.e. being good, being the best, or giving your power to someone else. Sometimes competition = a loss of personal power — it depends on the reason we step into that arena.
I am continually learning how my life is reflected in my yoga and vice versa. When does my yoga flow, when does it feel disjointed ... why? How is my mind today — what have I been focused on. What happens to me when I injure myself and I do not surrender? Continual fodder.
Hatha yoga is balance, not all hot, and not all stillness and cool. It is about awareness, alignment and is part of the unfolding into the wholeness of who you are.
Learn how yoga can support the body and help to settle the mind.
Here is an audio relaxation for you.
My favourite yoga quotes