I am creating these "Yoga Extras" blog posts for those of you resonating with the public yoga classes & Yoga Teacher Trainings I am leading. Inside of these blog posts you will find extra resources that support our weekly class theme. The weekly classes I guide are themed according to the season & collective energetic "weather"--This is of course influenced by many things; for instance, not only national and global events but how masses of people are feeling about and reacting to those events. It is also influenced by space weather (see spaceweather.com) & the current movement/placement of celestial bodies ie: the sun, moon, planets, nodes, stars, etc. You can find me teaching currently at Black Swan Yoga (North-Anderson) in Austin, TX. I am on the schedule as "Erika K." Mention this webpage for a free class.
Physical Focus (Peak Pose): As a follow-up/variation of last week's sequence we are moving forward into practicing my current favorite creative funky shape, Archer Dolphin.
Philosophical: What Belongs…
Speaking of Einstein (see this week's reading below): Since everything
Is energy, where am I habitually perhaps less-than-skillfully mis-directing or mid-managing my energy? How can I re-direct my energy/attention in order to strengthen my soul’s primary stream/purpose for being? How much longer do I want to swim at the surface?
-Where do I find myself judging others ? (This is a mirror reflection of myself). Gah!
-Where am I continuing to “throw pearls (my precious life energy) before swine?” (& if you’re not ready to break some habit, it hasn’t fully germinated/gestated). Ignoring it isn’t the answer/hating it isn’t the answer; that will only lengthen its life (“what we resist, persists”…this is law).
Invitation: say to these less-than-desirable habits: “You belong here”). Acceptance=step 1. We cannot move on to step 2 sustainably until we take solidly that step 1.
I am sharing what I feel like will be a really fun event in town on Saturday October 21st from noon to 8 pm. Casa de Luz is probably my favorite spot in all of Austin. So when Earthworks Botanicals (see pic below) invited me/my business, Medicine Bird Quantum Wellness to participate, I easily said yes. The event takes place in just under a month so I'll remind ya'll closer to the time but I figured I'd get it on your radar. If you're practicing yoga, which you are if you're reading this, I really think you will have a blast seeing & learning about several complimentary practices. And I guarantee you'll meet some super interesting people. I'll be there all day. I will be offering several different experiential modalities for folks to try out, including various brain/heart biofeedback technologies including The Muse, The Heartmath Brain Heart Coherence monitor, Braintap, Virtual Reality headsets, etc. If any of you find yourselves interested in experiencing these technologies and/or even volunteering to help me out on this day, reach out and let's chat. I'll say more about the above techy things in the weeks to come. xo
The Full Moon in the fire sign of Aries piquing this Friday morning (9/29) is said to be an intense one. Full Moon's are classically a time of energetic releasing and of the maturation of the thoughtful/intentional seeds we planted in earlier New Moon lunations. Ask any hospital worker what working at their job site on a full moon is like and they'll let you know. Human behavior can get a lil cray during such moon phases. Staying grounded can act as a good balancing weight if you tend to be a sensitive being susceptible of getting swept away into the ethers.
Happy Full Firey Moon!
Click on the image below to check these folks out. You may just realize you know the face behind the name.
What's up with Friday's full moon in Aries? There's no shortage of into out there on such phenomena but here in one take from our friends at The Herb Bar. Click the image if you are not familiar with the treasure of this magical little spot just south of downtown.