Hey Friends – Happy New Year!
All members are invited to practice with me live via Zoom at no extra cost. Even better, you don’t need to register in advance. I’ll post the Zoom link a few hours before each practice, so you won’t have to hunt it down.
Weekly practices are as follows:
- Restorative Yoga Thursdays at 6:30 PM CST
- Hatha Yoga Saturdays at 10:00 AM CST
These practices generally last about an hour. Of course, the schedule is subject to change due to hurricanes, power outages, or other shenanigans.
If these days/times don’t work for you, please suggest some alternative days/times and I’ll see what I can do.
Like everything else, my yoga practice has changed a lot this year. Prior to the pandemic and shut downs, I practiced asana three or four times a week in a yoga studio, as well as several times a week at home. But in April all that changed. In recent months my practice has mostly consisted of mediation, chanting, journaling, and reading sacred texts like the Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, and event books about St. Francis of Assisi. Today, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek into my morning practice. I usually meditate or chant for 10 or 15 minutes but I edited down to about 5 minutes in this video. I hope you’ll join me.
As we head into the final weeks of 2020, remember that you don’t need to do 108 Sun Salutations to practice yoga. You simply need to practice awareness. Through that awareness you may discover your true Self. That is yoga.
Occasionally folks will ask why I don’t teach yoga for back pain/cat lovers/teachers or some other ailment or affinity group. It’s not surprising that this question comes up since the West has appropriated yoga as a treatment for any number of issues. But, I’ve consciously decided not to offer yoga in such a way. Partly because I believe it’s beyond my scope of practice but also because I honor yoga as a spiritual practice.
That being said, I know there are very real physical benefits to practicing yoga asana. So, over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite practices for undoing some of the effects that lock down life has had on my body. Sign up for Fat Kid Yoga Club today!
Stay tuned y’all!