Hey there, Yoga Friends!
I hope you’ve all found a sweet summer groove.
The Full Summer Schedule can be accessed here, but I’ve got some reminders and encouragements for you below:
- Yoga classes are on a two week break and will return July 16 with our second 4-week session for Power Yoga and Yoga for Kids. Yoga on the Lawn will return in August.
- A sweet Intro to Yoga workshop is scheduled for July 21 and 22nd. Click or tap Yoga Fundamentals for description and important info.
- If you’re wondering what in the world you’re going to do during our hiatus, I have a challenge for you: practice listening.
Yep, I said it. Become a good listener. This isn’t easy, but we really do get better at it with practice, and yep, that’s the rub: in order to get better, we’ve gotta practice.
The act of listening is a humbling endeavor, because to do it well means we admit we don’t know everything. To listen well means we believe we can learn something if we remain quiet and attentive, open and aware. Keep in mind, I’m not even talking about listening to other people (yet); I’m talking about listening to ourselves. And, no, not to the voice(s?) in our head but to the voice in our body.
The body speaks to us through the language of sensation. So tune in to what you feel physically throughout your entire body, and you’ll know exactly what kind of yoga practice you need any given day, any given moment. Try creating a yoga sequence that’s unique to you, not the you from yesterday or the imagined you of tomorrow, but the you that’s living right now. And forget the pencil and paper; instead, just use your breath. Get on your yoga mat and breathe, deeply, and listen well. Do not fear, for your breath will never mislead you.
Once you’ve practiced listening to yourself for a couple of weeks, you might realize the sweetness that comes from being heard. That kind of sweetness cries out to be shared, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself listening to others more selflessly, more sincerely than you ever have before.
The Catholic Yogi
Please click or tap here for the full summer schedule with all the details, and feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested.