Dear Yoga Friends,
Well who would have thought it. Not in a month of Sundays could we have imagined all being hunkered down in our flats and houses.
Now we have a month of Sundays (I literally have as all my yoga classes are cancelled)
what are we doing to to do to stay well- i.e improve or maximise our immune system: stay strong- so work our bodies and do some cardio: stay happy - feel connected to our family friends and neighbours?
Vasistha suggestes that there are 4 gate keepers to the doors of freedom:
1: Santi: self control, self discipline.
2: Vichara: curiosity or inquiry.
3: Santosha: contentment or acceptance.
4: Satsanga: good company, support from others.
Having some structure in the day can be useful. And for me Yoga is a structure
I use :-Yoga asana practice, meditation practice and practicing gratitude .
Practice- i.e doing it! not thinking about it, planning when you might do it,
not looking at the sales on line to have some new leggings to do it in!
just giving it a go! I'm going to be doing a Yoga class via Skype this
Tuesday 7pm -8.15pm.
Please get in touch if you are interested.
Strength. Flexibility. Focus - Carrie OM Yoga
"Step with care and great tact. And remember life's a great balancing act" - Dr Seuss
I suffered from chronic back pain and asthma from a young age, at 45 years old, a consultant at St Thomas' hospital informed me I'd be on steroids for the rest of my life.
He asked, "what do you expect at your age?" EEK- I did panic abit.
I looked around and tried various programmes and found something interesting and intreging in Yoga. It was not without a few hiccups! but I am now, steroid free and without back pain.
Having studied various forms of Hatha Yoga, I've trained with Jason Crandell, Anna Ashby, Jeff Phenix and Emil Wendel and applied their methods to my practice.
Yoga is about becoming the best version of yourself, so don't allow yourself the excuse. "I cant do the splits, or, put my forhead to my shin". Most of us can't!