If any of you have been in one of my yoga classes in the past month, you have undoubtedly heard me talking about a seminar Chris and I recently attended called "Mastering the 16 key habits of emotionally resilient people." The presentation started with the statement that you can't be stressed and happy at the same time. You choose one or the other by choosing your thoughts. Whether we choose to resist things we can not change, or to go with them, determines our happiness. The presenter went on to share with us that the average person only uses his/her conscious brain 5% of the time and the rest of the time we are reverting to old habit patterns and previous experiences. By training our minds to be more present and to make more conscious decisions we are more in control of our own happiness!!
This Friday I am teaching a yin and meditation class that will focus on surrendering. We will spend an hour in yin postures that focus on surrendering physically and when we learn to relax our bodies our brains are more likely to follow. Physically the yin practice also targets our connective tissue which often becomes rigid and brittle with time and neglect. Often students will leave yin classes feeling way bendier and even taller as the poses restore range of motion and prevent injury!!
The one hour of yin will be followed by a ½ hour of meditation, focused on looking inside of ourselves and becoming more insightful. The benefits of mediation are countless but learning to become better listeners to ourselves can have a positive impact on every system of our body.
So this Friday, April 28th 630-8 pm...Yin & Meditation...would love to meet you on your mat!!*
*Please bring your yoga mat and your yoga cushion or a blanket. Note that mats, blankets, and cushions will be offered at 20% off for all participants.