|The above is one of my favorite quotes as it serves as a great reminder – it’s not the length of our practice that matters, but the consistency. It goes right in hand with understanding that our practice serves us best when we have made it part of our daily routine. It becomes part of our lifestyle, our habits of being. I don’t always have time to roll out my mat, but I do have an early morning routine that I do every day. It’s a simple routine that doesn’t take much time, but it makes such a difference in how I start my day. It’s become part of the foundation I lean into when unexpected changes or challenges arise, which of course is a constant part of life!
As our practice directly affects our breath, mind, and body, consider it a type of training for developing inner strength and resiliency – the capacity to have an optimal response to life’s stressors. If we wait to practice only when we need it, we will struggle to find our footing. The key is to practice regularly when things are going well, so it is there for us when we need it most.
As a yoga student and teacher, it is always my hope that people come to classes not only to learn but to become inspired to develop their own personal practice. A personal practice allows you to become more aware of your inner being and what your daily needs are, truly honoring the best way to care for yourself.
This month we have new workshops on the schedule, as well as a new teacher offering Flow & Restore on Sunday mornings at the studio. There is another 2-part beginners yoga class starting mid-month, please share with friends and family you know who have been wanting to give yoga a try. We’ve also extended our evening class special through 10/12 – for all evening classes, you can attend for just $15 – another great opportunity to invite friends!
Lastly, it’s time for the annual Golden Pine Cone Awards – below in the newsletter is a link to cast your vote. We’ve been honored to receive the recognition of Best Yoga Studio for the last 5 years in a row in the Carmel Pine Cone, please help us make it 6!
2023 Golden Pine Cones — Recreation and The Arts (28 questions) Survey (surveymonkey.com)