Start Out This Way
Start your week by de-cluttering your mind and re-energizing your spirit…at yoga class!
Each and Every...
…is a good day for yoga!
"Awakening the Spine"
See if you can locate a copy of the book “Awakening the Spine” by Vanda Scaravelli. It’s a marvelous interpretation of yoga and a reference book that will support you for many years to come on your yoga journey.
She reminds us: “To relax is not to collapse, but simply to undo tensions. When tensions leave the body, it returns to its original state, and balance is re-established.”
Have you discovered that your best work or solutions to life’s challenges comes when you are in a more relaxed state? And when we’re relaxed, we know are breathing fully into our bodies. The next time you encounter stress or tension, whether that be solving a problem at work or searching for that comfortable place in a more challenging yoga pose, notice that the breath is the key. And we always carry that key with us!
A "truer understanding"
Sometimes we come to believe that yoga consists of the ability to do postures well and that its primary concern is our physical body. But here’s a great way of looking at our practice from yoga instructor Mark Stephens:
“In doing yoga, we are gradually awakening to a clearer and truer understanding of who we are in our deepest, innermost being.”
The first of every month is a great time to re-commit to practice...especially during the more active months in Minnesota! Not only does our body benefit from the balance that comes from yoga practice--as we heighten and refine our inner experience, our outer world reflects this beauty that lives within us!
A Yen for Yoga
Yoga strengthens the mind and body, but sometimes the stress of daily life challenges our momentum. We hope this page inspires you and keeps you moving!