Yoga is…

“Let go of the competitive mind-set. Yoga is noncompetitive. It is not just a work-out, it is not just techniques for relaxation, and it is not just cross-training. It is a spiritual practice that makes the body stronger, more flexible, and generally much healthier. The purpose is to calm the mind, open the heart, and stimulate our spiritual evolution.”

Quoted from Teaching Yoga by Donna Farhi. Taffy Frost from Yoga Tree.

Springing forward too quickly

It’s been a few weeks since my last post and I don’t know where the time has gone.
The Yogathon took place in April and it was a fabulous day. There was lots of information of living a health lifestyle. Enough food to feed us all day long and really great prizes. All which were donated my local merchants. Yahoo to them all!

I had the opportunity be meet a few new people and step out of my comfort zone and into a laugher circle. I experienced every type of laugher I have in me. At first, the truth is it was a forced laugh, then a nervous laugh which turned straight into a this is crazy laugh. It was just funny… what was I doing here, with so many people I just met, laughing at being silly together. You couldn’t help but laugh. By the end of the session I felt renewed and giddy. You must try it. For myself, in the words of my Love, “I’ll try anything twice.”

This session of yoga classes is gearing down. Our last Thursday evening class will be this Thursday (May 27). The Monday morning class will run through to June 28. At that point I’ll see if the group would like to carry on through the summer. Please join us if you’d like, it’s a great way to start the week.

Savasana: The Movie

This video is hilarious. A great example of what really goes on in savasana (corpse pose).  Quieting the mind is so hard to do. Enjoy –  Savasana: The Movie. (Please note: this video is NSFW, do to some of the language)

[via yogadorks]