Greetings from YFL!!! This week will continue with an energetic style practice, as we incorporate the hand weights, and emphasize bearing our own body weight as well. It is a strong, rigorous, and invigorating practice!!! The hand gesture, or mudra, is the Ganesha. This evokes energy for overcoming obstacles along life’s pathways. It is suggested that the user visualizes upon the color red, or various tones of red within a mosaic or mandala formation. This will strengthen, warm, and widen your heart, giving you the courage to be open and confident. The Sanskrit focus for the week is “JIVA”, or the “individual self”, or embodied soul. Jiva focus helps to still the fluctuations of the mind, and uplift the citadel of the body, or our soul. This week’s meditation focus will “Stillness”. This is a great focus as we enter the busiest time of the year. Try to weave into your schedule periods of quiet and stillness. The supporting music for meditation will be “Cristiforis’ Dream” by David Lanz.
As we enter the holiday season, we encourage you NOT to abandon your mat, and to consider gifting yourself, a friend, or family member with class certificates for yoga and or meditation at YFL.
Drum Circle for welcoming the Winter Solstice will be Sunday, 12/17 @ 5-6 p.m. This is a fun and FREE event where we drum in the energy of the new season. Bring a rhythm instrument or borrow one at the studio, bring a friend, and let’s meditate to the vibrational sounds of rhythm.
YFL WILL BE CLOSED on 12/23-12/26 and 12/30-1/2/18.
The 2018 Artistry of Yoga, 200 hour Teacher Training program, will begin on January 13. We will meet each Saturday and Wednesday for 20 weeks. Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 5:30-9:30 on Wednesday. The program is led by Deb and Sophie with guest instruction by Leslie. Full details are available through the YFL website, www.yogaforlife06.com. Just click on the AOY icon button for complete information, and how to register.
As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat, for another fabulous week at YFL!!!—Namaste’, Deb