Thursday, November 30, 2017

Deep in the 100 Acre Wood

We had some fun with Winnie the Pooh and Friends today!  We breathed like bees, and we breathed like Rabbit.  We stretched and strengthened like Pooh, Owl, Tigger, and Eeyore.  We pretended to be trees in the 100 Acre Wood.

We practiced being some other elements of nature too.  
Here's EARTH illustrated in the mountain posture.

Then we were WATER flowing as we moved arms up and over and down to a forward fold.

We built FIRE when holding our planks for a ENTIRE MINUTE!!  You can sing the song about Winnie the Pooh one time all the way through, repeat the refrain and that's about a minute.
"Deep in the 100 Acre Wood where Christopher Robin plays,
You'll find the enchanted neighborhood of Christopher's childhood days!"

We breathed in and out in Downward Facing Dog.  This posture builds strength and flexibilty.

Folding the body may calm your body!

Here's Kanga and Little Roo--bouncing, bouncing, bouncing, bouncing -- fun , fun, fun, fun, fun!!

 We slowed down as bears walking to take a rest!
Namaste, Yogi Friends!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thanks, Pisgah Peeps!

I really was SURPRISED!
Thanks for coming to Pisgah on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving even though we didn't have a yoga class scheduled!!

I LOVED the birthday card:


I will thoroughly enjoy buying books with the gift card!

Thank you! Thank you!  I honor the place in you that is love, truth, light, and peace~

Sunday, November 19, 2017

A Pourquoi Tale

We explored a Navajo legend this week!  This explanatory tale shares why confusion and chaos abound.  I loved the element of patience (or lack thereof) included.
While listening to the story about stars, we created some with white chalk on black construction paper.

We warmed our bodies for movement by breathing our back down and up, moving from a "cow" . . . 

to a "cat!"

When we move like the sunshine, our closest star, we hold our bodies strong in a plank position.  

We breathe our arms high over our heads as the sun rises too!

First Woman carefully places stars in the night sky to communicate the laws to people . . . 

but Coyote is impatient and scatters all the stars so the people don't know or understand the laws and there is much confusion.

We explore the night sky further with "balancing half moon" posture!

Twisting helps us wrap our yoga practice with a posture and counter posture . . . 

then we REST!

We end our yoga practice with the Namaste song!  
Yoga helps our world be more balanced and less confusing!  
Yoga helps us approach every day with a little more patience.  

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Down the Rabbit Hole . . .

On Wednesday, 11/8, we'll travel down a rabbit hole for an adventure in WONDERLAND!  Just as Alice's adventure involves challenging, perplexing and amusing elements, so will our yoga practice.  Come and share a "happy, ever after" ending to 2017!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Follow the YELLOW BRICK ROAD . . .

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to YOGA! We'll be exploring the story of The Wizard of Oz tonight as we celebrate a "Happy, Ever After" ending to 2017.  It's $50 for the series!  If you've wanted to try yoga "once upon a time," NOW'S THE TIME!