Thanks to those that came out and did yoga in the morning at Bally yesterday and thanks to my regular night students for working so hard with me at TFC. It was an interesting day of finding balance as we worked hard, yet focused on DO NO HARM. As a gym mantra, I feel much more closely attached to “do no harm,” than “no pain no gain!”
One of the very greatest things about yoga, is that a session always comes with an immediate reward, in the way of savasana (also spelled shavasana) or corpse pose. Imagine an exercise routine that includes a segment that asks you to have just one responsibility and that is to do NOTHING! The whole world would be a much, much better, calmer, nicer, happier place if people would spend an hour a day moving, breathing, relaxing, and spend a little time doing NOTHING!
It does make me very happy to see how busy classes have been at the gyms. With all the crazy things going on in the world that we have no control over, I continue to believe that the control we have over our own bodies (and minds) is a very significant way to keep our sanity and avoid depression. YOU CONTROL YOUR BODY AND BREATH…THEY DO NOT CONTROL YOU!
Regular class schedule for me today. Tomorrow I will be subbing Debbie’s yoga stretch class at 12:30 at Bally.