Hey folks, a quick update on today's Yoga in the Park class at the Humboldt Park Pond:
The 5:30 PM class on Thursday, July 9th is currently scheduled. Check back for a final confirmation or cancellation with rain date by 4:45 PM tomorrow, July 9th.
Anjali Mudra, also known by several other names including Atmanjali Mudra, Pranam Mudra, Namaste Mudra and prayer position is one of my all-time favorite go-tos. There are so many reasons to love this posture and so much information is available on its benefits, I will give you just a few...
Well, then you need this mudra. In fact, it's so powerful, your body automatically does it.
So here's my recommendation for you. The next time you find yourself in this accidental pose, allow yourself to take two minutes away from that stressful event, straighten your spine, pull your shoulders back and allow your hands to rest peacefully in front of your heart. And breathe.
Often times, I find that the right mudra will reveal itself to me when it is most needed, just as Dharma Chakra Mudra did for me today.
This gesture is all about balance.
Its practice supports all body systems, chakras, and doshas, develops psyho-emotional balance, and it nourishes all prana vayus while activating each of the five elements.
And even if most of these strange-sounding words don't hold much meaning for you, rest assured that this hand posture will leave you feeling calm, yet energetic and ready to take on the rest of your day.
To move your hands into the posture:
Six weeks into quarantine and I've yet to post a video as I said I would. From the outside, even to those not so far on the outside, it seems a little (maybe a lot) like I've once again said I would "get my yoga going" and just let it fall to the wayside.
In some ways, I feel that with myself as well. There are plenty of times I start a project—or say I'll start a project—and then never get to it. Or, I might start it and then leave it there for two or three days. Okay, months. Alright fine, years. Part of the problem is the interconnectedness of everything for me. I want to put all the pictures into an album, but first I want the space to sit and leave it out so I can complete it over multiple sittings, so then I need to clean that space, and then as I begin to clean that space, I am reminded of other things that I feel should be done first... and on, and on, and on.
So during this quarantine, I have utilized this time to really put my space together, to make my house feel not just like home, but like my sanctuary. My perfect place to be. And would you believe it? I’m almost done! This is an excellent feeling as, for me, it means I am finally feeling the readiness I was looking for to present yoga to others, in a clean, calm, comfortable space where I can focus on sharing asana, breathwork and meditation.
Here’s the thing: often when we think of yoga, the vision that comes to mind is a group of relatively young, thin, hyper-flexible women in a room together twisting and turning upside-down into seemingly impossible positions. But you know what? That’s not even a slice—it’s only a sliver—of what yoga encompasses.
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Hey everyone, thanks for expressing such interest in our event at Verlo Mattress! Please note that tonight's class will be rescheduled. Check back soon for an update to the new date and time.
THIS WEEK we are holding our first ever public event with Verlo Mattress at their Factory Store in Greenfield. Please join us this Thursday from 7:00-8:00 PM for a relaxing, all-levels yoga class. No experience necessary!
This event is providing some great deals including free giveaways, discounts on Verlo products, and of course, a blissful hour all for yourself!
Sign up is only $10 and your fee can be used toward the purchase of in-store products at any of the eight Verlo locations. Hurry! Spaces are filling quickly!
Contact Jacquie Bablitch at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space today!