I was feeling out of shape, and my sister is in good shape, so I called her to ask if she wanted to take a fitness class or dance class with me. With our busy lives it’s hard to connect , so scheduling an activity would help us stay in shape and stay in touch.
She suggested yoga so we went for a free trial class and it was great. The knowledgeable teacher let us go at our own pace, misted us with refreshing essential oil spray at the end if we agreed, and hugged us on our way out. Then my sister suggested we go to Starbucks afterwards for a chat. Who could disagree with that?
I find that doing a physical activity together with friends and loved ones is the best way to engage with them.
It activates your bodies and minds, and with yoga, it extends to activating your spirits. Long after you do the activity together, you associate that person with pleasant feelings of health and relaxation and connection.
The unifying yoga session connected us to our own bodies, to each other, to the other students and to the teacher.
It was like a mini holiday in the morning that left us with a blissful feeling of celebrating being human and living in this amazing body and world.
I wrote this bio for the teacher and they put it up on their website:
Rachel’s yoga practice takes students on a journey to the strength and intelligence that is hidden deep within them.
During her guided yoga poses, students feel their minds clearing and their bodies relaxing
She helps students listen to their bodies and thank their bodies for all the wonderful things they do for them each day.
By her concluding “Namaste”, students have gone beyond body and mind, and feel a spiritual connection, and a lightness that frees them from the weight of the outside world.