Now the practice of Yoga! अथ योगानुशासनम् (atha yoga-anushasanam)
The 1st sutra of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra emphasizes the importance of practicing yoga now ! Now is the time (when it is neither “too late” and we’re nearly dead, nor “too early” and we’re totally distracted). Now it is. In Ashtanga yoga, there are 8 limbs of yoga: so practicing yoga now doesn’t necessarily mean getting right on your mat (though that is a great way to get into your practice). Practicing yoga now can mean doing exactly what you are already doing with an expanding sense of mindfulness; or simply, taking a few minutes to bring your mind into your breath, to bring your breath into your whole body, and to connect this whole body-mind-breath with the brightest aspiration in your heart. Go for it! And if you have more than a few minutes, come to class!
BAE YOGA BASICS
Sundays: June 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
at the Boulder Circus Center (4747 26th St.) Boulder
Basic goodness! I’m very happy to be offering a SUNDAY YOGA BASICS series for BAE (Boulder Animals & Environment) Yoga this month 4pm to 5:30pm at the retreat-like setting of the Boulder Circus Center. This is a great way to start your practice, and/or to give your practice a refreshing boost. By the way, if you’ve never been to the BCC, it is really worth visiting for class (mine and/or any of the awesome yoga, acro-yoga, circus, dance, and other creative classes on their schedule). The grounds here are blooming with wildflowers and natural beauty! Please be extra mindful of the wildlife when you drive into the parking lot as there are lots of bunnies and prairie dogs playing around! RSVP here or just show up! $25 per class or $60 for 3 classes. 50% of class profits donated to a local animal rights and/or environmental protection organization at the end of the month! Work/study also available. Support the BAE YOGA vision online @ Insta, FB, Meetup.
Monday, July 22nd
at the CHR (10386 N 65th St) Longmont
Horse love! Our BAE YOGA class donation recipient for the month of May, the Colorado Horse Rescue in Longmont, has offered to give us a guided tour of their amazing horse sanctuary where we will meet the horses close up and learn about their awesome community activities (please visit their website to read more about their inspiring horsestory :–). Please RSVP via the BAE YOGA Meetup (and help wake that group up!).
Onward marching, peaceful warriors. Have a great day and hope to see you for practice!