So what comes after all that Yin & Restorative self-care? Recharged and rebooted, “Strengthen & Lengthen” workshop, yanging with Jason Cull at Yoga Health Center !
Hearing that Jason is a fellow yoga therapist specializing in back care using “Yoga Wall”, super thrilled to be part of the YHC super-charged energy of learning – learning the “ropes” (aka Straps) that I have encountered at Iyengar studios but never in a local studio – I had used the ropes to a limited degree at a Iyengar studio that I visit infrequently (a bit far) and had always wanted to experience how a use of this ultimate “prop” can provide the traction needed and defy gravity in yoga poses. Pic to follow – but honoring privacy so …
It’s joy to find freedom in our body and energy in the community vibe !
Did you know Rivers Cuomo, lead vocal of Weezer was raised on Yogaville, an ashram ran by a master yogi and regularly practices Vipassana meditation? That he once auditioned for the Harvard chorus but was turned down, dropped out of Harvard but then graduates Phi Beta Kappa eventually ? Very often not being selected is a good thing – a game changer for the better. Others known to practice yoga regularly are … Alanis Morisette; Trevor Hall; Adam Levine … it’s no wonder … they need to stay centered, creative; find peace amidst all the sounds, the noise … so much distractions all around us particularly when so much is hurled at the stage, the vibe is intense. We need our focus while relaxed to do our work, to even play. To manifest our light that lies within us.
I might have posted this before but at last weekend at Niroga’s Yoga Therapists Teacher Training (completed ! will be certified as a therapist soon – so exciting !), one of the cohorts wanted to name our fictionary client as “Arthur” in our Yoga for Addiction module. That name brought me back thinking about this particular “Arthur” … from Utube – Diamond Dallas promo.
“Just because I can’t do it today doesn’t me I can’t do it someday”. – keep up the practice !
& Look into Veterans Yoga Project in your local community !
I don’t have DDP’s 6-pack chest and tattoos but I too have that same same human heart and hope to be that one yoga teacher who does not turn anyone away. There’s that right yoga protocol for everyone at each stage of their life – it’s a constant progression and a refinement even if you are doing the same pose – over time, it’s a process towards full expression of your own “signature” pose.