How cool is it that we have a holiday completely centered around LOVE?!
Often, we get swept up in the perception of Valantine’s Day as a holiday of romantic love. I’m thinking it’s time we flip the script.
Yoga teaches us to love ourselves fiercely. Before we can show compassion out in the world, we must show love to number one. Join me at Westport Yoga for a heart opening vinyasa practice followed by ample pampering (think essential oil self massage and CHOCOLATE). Bring a friend, partner or fly solo. Pre-registration is required, you can sign up riiiiight HERE 🙂
Arts and crafts are good fun and all…but what in the hell does messing with willow sticks and tying knots have to do with YOGA?
Everything, my friend.
Everything about the dream catcher is symbolic. The hoop itself (a “mandala”, in Indian culture) is a sacred circle that stands for unity and oneness. Sound familiar? Yoga literally means “to yoke”. We use our yoga practice to unite our minds with our bodies. We use the repetitive act of weaving our dream catchers to join the mind and body. You can experience flow through yoga asana or through crafting netted sculpture. Both are “art making”. Both are ways to explore moving meditation. Join our community circle o’ creativity this Saturday at Hagoyah (1-3pm) to experience moving meditation/flow!
Ps- I love this blog post detailing the history behind dream catcher making in Native American culture. Happy reading!
Tomorrow is SUNDAY FUNDAY at Velo+! You asked for a practice to work your CORE, so here we go!
We throw the word “core” around so much in the fitness world. When you work your core in my class, you’re not just strengthening on a physical level- you’re strengthening in all areas of life! Get ready to sweat, people. See you on the mat!