Namaste my fellow yogi/yoginis!
A new year fresh start, facing unknown adventures, with a willingness to return time and again to an open and compassionate heart for all experiences that will come my way. This is my invocation for 2017.
This month is dedicated to present moment awareness, and beginning again over and over. Life has a way of interrupting the best of intentions, no doubt. Stumbling blocks, while they may slow us down, also become the very stones we step on–or over–along the path to our inner freedom.
Last September, we worked with one of the mantras associated with Ganesha. Ganesha is the elephant headed Hindu god who removes obstacles (and sometimes is known to place them!) along the path. This month we will work with the Ganesha mudra (hand gesture) pictured above. His energy is typically invoked at the beginning of any new endeavor to help smooth the way to success. Practice of this mudra is said to help lift spirits and to assist in persevering. As a side bene, it also releases tension through the shoulders and chest!
On another note, there has been a change to the Saturday morning Vinyasa class at Palo Alto Family YMCA, until at least April 2017.
NOTE the NEW TIME and LOCATION:
8:00-9:00am, Vinyasa, MBS
See you on the mat!