If you're anything like me the last few months have had an interesting effect on your life and your body. During November and December you let go of your rhythm to give way to celebration, perhaps travel and probably decadence. And while those times were wonderful and soul feeding, now it's January and you're feeling a little out of balance.
Balance is something I am constantly striving for in all areas of my life. And I, like many of you, like to use January as a month to check in on that delicate concept. Especially when it comes to my body. While many people make New Year's resolutions to lose weight, get to the gym more, cut out sugar or alcohol, etc. I have found the yogic approach much more helpful. Instead of looking at your body and your habits as something to manage and manipulate to suit your needs, the idea is to Inhabit Your Body, actually be inside it and use that experience to make wise decisions for your health; mental, emotional and physical.
And that is what my workshop this coming Saturday will be all about. In the first session, Listening to Your Body, we will use a mixture of discussion, meditation, breathing, journalling and basic asana to try and tune in to the subtle whisperings of our physical bodies. And in the second session, Responding to Your Body, we will use the same tools to decipher what we're experiencing and try to connect that back to the little decisions we make on and off the mat regarding our physical, mental and emotional health.
There is no 'one size fits all' yoga, diet, emotional health routine, etc. However, I do believe that using yoga to connect to our truest selves is the most authentic and effective way to learn which kind of lifestyle choices make the most sense for each of us individually.
I hope some of you will join me for what is sure to be a personally empowering and enlightening experience this Saturday. You're welcome to attend just one of the sessions or both, bring a friend or come alone - everyone is welcome (even yoga newbies!).
January 17th at Amara Yoga & Arts
1:30-3:30 Listening to Your Body
5:30-7:30 Responding to Your Body
$30 per or $50 for both
($25 per or $40 for both for Amara Members)