Sunday, January 22, 2012

Let the Good Times Roll

Life can easily pile up on your plate, and though you want to digest everything, there is point where stopping is necessary. This week reminded me what I have in store: a full schedule teaching power yoga workshops in myrtle beach for spring break (posted below!), instructing yoga teacher training this semester, 18 credit class load, writing for a few different places, taking care of my pup...and oh yeah, going to the gym, practicing yoga, spending time with friends. You know, those commodities. In Savasana today after yoga my mind would not stop making plans. No matter what breathing technique I used, relaxation method, etc, my mind was rolling on my schedule. Interestingly enough, I went to a power yoga class and the teacher was absent so a sub stepped into the room. It was a very, very slow class. I wanted it to speed up! Why is this? Maybe because I feel like if I rush through my yoga practice I am that much closer to completing my schedule. But then, aren't I missing the point of yoga? I wonder if the yogis up in the himalayas have a schedule like mine. Non stop. Luckily it is full of wonderful things, and I am so lucky to be able to do so much with my life. I think sometimes city life still roars throughout my body and mind even though I live in the mountains now. Well now, isn't that just the darndest thing. I try to leave the city, and I bring it with me. It is certainly a practice to review one's schedule with deep breaths and to live in the moment of each item on the list. It reminds me of a poem I wrote a few months ago. Goes like this:

Thoughts by the Stream

Time rolls forward and I’m stuck in it
like gravel in a tire, we move on.
Driven attempts to to reach out my hand, and
stop traffic but the Sun also rises.

Sometimes it is all right when the leaves float
down the stream and the hours pass me by
and the tasks before me sit on a shelf
collecting dust as the Day becomes Dusk.

My body refreshed and eyes lift up
white clouds paint a blue backdrop, and I walk
beside the trees all fear drip drops away
the crisp wind catches my breath and time ticks.

Steamy tea warms my face and I breathe soft
the cows scream for their babes, who’ve been taken
my pen lurks over a blank striped sheet and
I smile at the beauty of it all.

March15-  6~7:30 Advanced Power Vinyasa with Inversions and Arm Balances
This class will make you sweat. A steady practice of a year is encouraged to be able to participate fully and enjoy the challenging asanas. We will workshop inversions and arm balances using the wall and each other for support. This is the class to come with questions about making it up into handstand, if your low back hurts in wheel, etc. Will be a fun, sweaty flow set to music!

March 16- Classes 9:30-10:45 Corepower Vinyasa Class 
All level power vinyasa class focused on abdominal work and the benefit using your core in each pose.
12-1    Hot Vinyasa  with Twists to Detox
Heat is a tool we can use in yoga to go deeper into a pose and detoxify the body. Detoxifying flow with lots of twists and forward folds.
5:30-7pm   TagTeam Teach ~ Yoga Fusion Vinyasa

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