I hope that your summer has been going well. I missed the start of monsoon for the first time in 20 years because I was on the East Coast. But wow, we got some great storms here at the house and that made me so happy! The local school district started today, so I guess that means summer is over. Ha, tell that to the weather.
Right now, in my daily practice I am focused on techniques that nourish and cool. Think restorative postures and breathing practices, as well as quiet time. As we start edging towards the end of summer, we want to cool and soothe, and build up the digestive fire. In Ayurveda it is said that summer bakes on the ama (undigested food, emotions, thoughts, and experiences). We don’t need that going into fall. Try adding a little ginger to your diet, drinking 8 ounces of lemon water 20 minutes before eating, apple cider vinegar in the morning before you eat, and not eating after the sun goes down. These tips will help your digestion which is at its lowest point in its year-long cycle. If we don’t support our digestion, all of those experiences will be hanging around, undigested, to trip us up. Who needs that?
Some nice offerings coming up. I am leading an online course for LifeForce Yoga on mudras, hand gestures, to manage mood and energy. We start on Wednesday. There is a coupon below for a 10% discount. I am part of the sacred business summit, which is free to attend. It is in progress, but there is still time to join. If you are in Tucson, I hope to see you at this month’s mantra class, or in any other class.
Tucson Class Offerings
Thursday – emphasis on restorative practice to calm the nervous system with breath
Breath centered movement with sound, mindfulness, and ending with a Yoga Nidra
Hand Gestures to Manage Your Mood: LifeForce Yoga Mudra
Cost: $90 (whole series), $30 per webinar
- learn the origin and basics of mudra,
- experience changes in your breath and energy,
- practice visualization (bhavana), sound (mantra) and meditation with mudra, and
- receive a manual and recording for home practice
Learn more & register:
Yoga of Sound: Mantra
The practice of mantra/chanting focuses the mind, prepares one for meditation, and reconnects us with the eternal cosmic vibration. Through the hidden power of mantra, we will explore and cultivate specific attributes. We will practice Sanskrit mantras that are devotional and non-devotional. We will also practice yogic breathing and meditation. All are welcome, no prior experience is needed.
Friday, August 4, 6:30-8p
Per Session: $15/$10 Members (Members please present your member card at check-in)
$17 Day of event