Humble Warriors! Flashback to a Saturday with Araceli teaching yoga. Find your groove with us this week. You Can Do It!
I woke up this morning to the gentle pitter patter of water bouncing off of the gutters, the foreign sound of rain cut through my last dreams and dragged my eyelids open. The darkness of time change is real. Wake Up.
I move slow and steady in the morning, mostly in the dark, feeling my way into the clothes I laid out the night before, hesitating to check my pockets, gently locking the door behind me and rolling into yoga. The early morning is slow and quiet, you can hear everything. Listen.
This is an immense year of change for all of us, we are going to be continuously challenged to adapt to changing circumstances and the information we get is going to be analyzed and processed faster than ever before. While we joke about the weather people being wrong (unless they are in San Diego), today they tell us when it is going to rain and shockingly accurate, exactly what time it will stop. What does this mean for pandemic strategy and predictions? Think.
I was talking with Tia after class about the weeds, I mean amazingly beautiful wild flowers on the trails. If you can get out on Yolanda trail, you will see a rich palette of purples and pink and white and yellow. Speaking of yellow, is the photo at the bottom of this French Broom or Scotch Broom and are they both evil invasive weeds? I tried to figure it out and decided to appreciate the yellow flowers and “ask the group.” Take a hike.
PS – Yes, 9am Tues-Thurs is Gentle Yoga, because you can get stronger and more flexible while feeling great. The room is 70 degrees, do the work with us. We have Chair Yoga on Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30amand Power Yoga at 4:30pm Tues-Thurs. 6ampeople, you know. Spring Growth.
PPS – Yes, auto-pay is $90 and if you are a Teacher, Nurse or Junior (18 and under) the monthly is $70. Thank you Teachers and Nurses for your service! Vaccinated and monthly members only for safety.
PPPS – Chair Yoga, because every body can and should do yoga. We do the entire class standing or sitting in a chair, we never get down to the floor. Strengthen your muscles, increase your flexibility and feel better with us.
PPPPS – You can change your life for free in 3 steps. 1) Eat a plant based diet. 2) Walk every day. 3) Drink water.
It is that simple. Drink half your body weight as ounces, if you weight 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water a day. Walk, you can do it. Avoid eating animals and you impact your body and the planet, positively. You Can Do It.
See the article here.
Adult Women and ADHD, I’d add to this article, exasperated by the pandemic and include men (from my personal perspective). Yoga helps us regulate our lives, experiment and see if yoga helps you to manage your abilities. https://apple.news/AR9zxSV8TRTSwYcvKmPH0oA
I self diagnosed myself with ADHD a year ago as the pandemic peeled away layers of protection I applied to keep the stigma away. I only accepted the situation because I was confused by the anxiety and depression cycles, what we resist, keeps happening.
Having a relationship with ADHD means I can sometimes recognize when I am scattered or identify when I have to apply a tool to help me focus. Mostly, I benefit from knowing I can switch my situation almost instantly and get out of depression. This is useful and valuable, and available to me all of the time, because the tools are in my head and free.
Physical activity is a reset for me. I hike a lot and I do yoga almost every day. I started the One Plank Project to motivate me to change in one minute, simply by doing a Plank. The ability to change is a superpower and those of us with ADHD change all the time, yoga makes the changes easier and more intentional.
This is just one perspective! Check out the article linked above, sit with your experience and experiment. Redwood trees in Robson-Harrington Park in San Anselmo, below, change your perspective.
Sending you inspiration to create peace in your life today, and a link to Sunday Service with Jamie teaching and Sean David playing the singing bowls. This class starts off with slow core and leads up to a challenging flow strengthening your upper back and chest.
Have a GREAT week, plan us into your schedule!