The sights, sounds, tastes, textures and smells of fall are all around us.
Taking a moment or two (or more if you can) to stop, breath and pay attention can dramatically increase your appreciation of all of these “gifts”.
I invite you to step outside, find a comfortable and safe spot to sit quietly and take five deep mindful and full breaths. As you are breathing, pay close attention to all of the beautiful colors around you. Soak them in, with a soft smile on your face. If time allows, continue your slow steady breathing and shift your attention to another sense. Perhaps you can focus on the sounds (leaves rustling, geese honking, wind blowing, etc). Continue this centering and slowing down experience for as long as you choose. When you finish, bring your hands together to your heart space, and finish with the sound of OM, or simply a thank you. I am certain that you will be glad that you gave yourself this little break, and encourage you to take more.
Our monthly Family Yoga Night is Friday, October 24, 6:30-7:30 pm. The fun filled hour will be all "treats" and no "tricks". We will be focusing on treating ourselves and each other with kindness and compassion. Other plans for the evening include having the children (and adults) create their own October inspired yoga poses. Perhaps we will breath and smile our way into spider, pumpkin, bat, and… who knows what else asanas. Yoga always helps to inspire our imaginations. :>) This summer, after a Family yoga event, a little girl told her mommy, “I wish I could start this day all over again so I could go to that yoga class again. Maybe I could grab the sun and pull it down!”. We sincerely hope that you and your family enjoy our classes as much!
Of course, this month’s Family Yoga class will also include relaxation and music. And all are invited to stay a bit later to enjoy apple cider and organic ginger snaps, afterwards. Hope to see you and your family there. No prior Yoga experience is needed and all are welcome. Simply come with an open heart and playful spirit.
As always, this class in "donation only" , meaning pay as you are able. Registrations online are very much appreciated, so that we may be best prepared to welcome you.
Patricia “Patty” Jacobs, RYT 200