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): Besides opening/strengthening major areas of the body such as the hips, legs, spine & shoulders, we are focusing on the hands and feet which make up a good deal of the "foundation" of yoga asana (the physical shapes we make with our bodies in a physical yoga practice). If one does not have a strong foundation, one has a weak and precarious "home," vessel, or physical shape.
Philosophical: Building a(n) (Internal) Home--in the quantum/energetic universe in which we live, the inside creates the outside. Said another way: "Thoughts create things." Said another way: "Energy (invisible) affects matter (visible)." In our old understanding of how our universe worked, we did the opposite, using matter to affect matter. This is a slow, tedious, old process. Those of us in the process of maturing in our consciousness are being called to upgrade our tools, ie: using energetic means to create effects or outcomes in our physical world. What am I getting at here? If you want to feel at home in the world (your physical environment) you must feel at home inside of yourself. Do you want your inner home to feel strong, safe, warm, peaceful, etc.? Our builder's tools are these: thoughts (which directly affect our) feelings, actions. In Einstein's words: "Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics." Word, E, word.
It's a bare bones blog this week...it's taking me more than a minute to settle back into town after a full week of road travel. See below for this week's playlist as well as reading. I'm unsure about the author of the reading, I only know it came to me from two different sources within a two day period. ;)