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.
Judy Amberson says
Thanks for the wondeful clases last night-Althugh yoga remains quite a challange to me I do enjoy the classes,and know it’s always good to come out of our comfort zones. After all I did the Zip line in Costa Rica-something I never thought I would do-certainly OUT OF MY CONFORT ZONE! I had so much fun-and I would do it again-this time without the fear.
Now I have to challange myself to improve in your yoga classes. Thanks Bonni
Wow, Judy–you did the zip-line! THAT IS COMING OUT OF A COMFORT ZONE! Did you love Costa Rica? I would like to get there one day….
As for class, you always put your all in. I have seen nothing less than that from you in the years we are working out together. See you Saturday!
Charlene Gibian says
My pleasure to have you use my article Bon, anytime. I do agree with what you said about “Do no harm”. Us Yogis eat no meat but the depth of that phrase has so much more meaning. In the times of the world right now, it means more to me and obviously you as well. We MUST physically, mentally and spirtually take care of ourselves, our loved ones and the world around us. What a pickle this place we call earth is in right now. Try to make a difference in ANY way. God (If you believe ) knows we can only leave our children what’s left from what we have screwed up!
Love ya Bon ~ Char
Charl…you and I can probably have a very long conversation about life, DO NO HARM and so much more. We should get together for a cup of coffee one day soon–we are long overdue! Thanks, again! Feel good.