30 Days of Summer Yoga-Day 18
You are the answer
I have thrown myself into on-the-job training since before I graduated from Yoga Teacher Training. I take many different classes from many different teachers (thanks, internet) There are multiple branches of yoga, with innumerable variations of each. As a student of yoga, and in turn as a teacher, here are the disciplines that I am drawn to:
Vinyasa Flow-Sun Salutations. Variations on Sun Salutations. Linking movement with breath. Healing the body through the breath and alignment.
Ashtanga Yoga-More regimented, but wonderful for establishing discipline while trying to hold poses. Healing for it's variety of poses, and length of holding them
Kundalini Yoga-The weirdest, most intense yoga I have experienced, focusing on quieting the mind and accessing the invisible energies that flow through all of us. The most powerful "medicine" I have ever had. To be done slowly, gently, with serious attention to detail. This is the yoga that taught me how strong we can be if we practice, practice, practice.
Restorative/relaxation yoga-The lost art of moving slowly and gently with the breath. Of learning how to quiet the rest of the world. Stretching into the body and allowing the mind to clear. Sometimes it's the only thing I can handle in a crazy day.
These types of yoga combined in my head to create my favorite class, Chair Yoga for Healing.
I can't explain Healing Class fully. The level of support that my students give each other is unlike anything I have ever seen. They know when someone is missing for an appointment, they know about each others favorite recipes and grandkids. The way they sign up over and over again to continue to work on their health is very inspiring to me.
They are all there to heal. They are all there because they believe that the body innately knows how to heal, and the more attention they bring to that process, the better.
They believe in the healing power of yoga. So do I. xoxo
Weather-65 & Sunny
Students-8, 7 mat, 1 chair
Organization-WAWM Adaptive Recreation
See you tomorrow! Sending LOVE to the Universe, one class at a time.
(see the schedule and description pages for more info on this and all my classes)
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