Affirmations

Joie’s Aromatic Yoga Class


Joie’s Aromatic Yoga Class

Friday March 11, 6:15-7:30 pm

Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.
The Chakras are wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, Chakra1which align the spine. These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow.
During this 75 minute workshop I will give You the tools and information to understand the energy centers and how to work with them through your daily life, using the essential oils and yoga posses as tools to assist the work to balance them and open them so the energy flows and You can always have a happy healthy body!
This is a All Level Class. Please dress comfortable and make sure to arrive early and to bring all your friends with you!
DONATION Base Workshop.

 

New Year’s Resolution


What is your resolution this year?happy-new-year-pics-sand1

  • Yoga Every Day
  • Hot Pilates 3 Times Per Week
  • Daily Meditation

 

 

 

#newyearsresolution #parkcity #yoga @yogakulaproject

Choose Wisely


Anything you put into your body and your soul will appear on the surface.

Choose wisely. ~ Unknown

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Practice Falling


During class I often hear, “I don’t have very good balance.” Not only that, but I see and sense the frustration and embarrassment, of many of my students, as we move through the balancing series of each class. I understand how discouraging this can be. However, I would like to challenge all of us, myself included, to have some fun with falling. After all, if we never fall it is much harder to improve.

Here are some great reasons to start exploring and challenging your balance right now:balanceRock

  1. Poor balance leads to health problems.

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and the third leading cause of poor health among persons aged 65 years and older. As we age, our bones become weaker and the healing and recovery process takes longer. Continuing to move is vital to our health because moving is medicine. Being able to maintain your ability to balance is key in being able to move in a functional, healthy way. The only way to maintain this is by regularly challenging our balance.

  1. When we practice falling, it helps to improve our balance.

Balance is controlled by three systems: vestibular, somatosensory and visual. These three systems interact to keep the center of gravity over our base of support and to keep us upright. Not only does challenging balance work these three systems, but it also helps to improve the neuromuscular connections so we can react quicker. Additionally, it challenges our muscles making us stronger.

  1. Practice falling, it keeps things interesting and fun.

Yoga would become very boring if every time you stepped onto your yoga mat you were able to nail every movement and pose in the same exact way. Challenging yourself! It’s much more fun and enables you to improve.

  1. Our balance changes every day.

Sleep, diet, stress and fatigue all have an effect on balance. Some days you might require more support on your mat and the next day you might hit every pose. Remember, the goal is not about the perfect pose or doing a movement in the same way every time. Noticing how our body is moving, in the moment, is perfection. Some days you will consistently fall and in those moments laughing, at yourself, is usually the best reaction.

  1. Balance is a reflection of how you react in life.

We have very little control over most things in life. In fact, it’s easy to lose our balance daily; whether it is at work or at home. But once we let go of trying to control all of the uncontrollable factors, we can put our energy towards those things that we actually can control. Yoga teaches us that the one thing we can control is how we react. If we react with tension, when we lose our balance and fall, we are more likely to hurt ourselves. In contrast, if we can stay open and relaxed we are more likely to fall softly.

So ask yourself, do you want to react in life with resistance, force, and stiffness? Or, do you want to react with ease and grace, and maybe even a little humor? Practice Falling. Think how much you can learn about yourself and others.

The Quieter You Become, The More You Can Hear.


Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health. These benefits do not end when your meditation session ends. Fortunately, it creates a sense of calm and peacefulness and can improve certain medical conditions.

Meditation is, also, useful if you have a medical condition, especially one that may be worsened by stress. There is a growing body of scientific research that supports the health benefits of meditation. Some research suggests that it helps people manage symptoms of conditions such as:The quieter you become

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Pain
  • Sleep problems

Being Happy


It’s not in your job description to make other people happy but you can show them the way. You can light their path by following your passion, by living with integrity, empathy and kindness and by being present and helpful to those around you. But you can’t make them happy. This is a simple and revolutionary idea that once grasped is difficult to ignore.cropped-cropped-lotus-flower-banner4

Love


Giving love to get love in return is business. ElephantHeart
Real love is a one-way street.
Just give with no thought of anything in return.
-Swami Satchitananda

Understanding Namaste


The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.” ~Aadil Palkhivala

Namaste

The gesture of placing the hands, palms together, in front of the heart chakra is the same as verbalizing the word Namaste. This deep form of respect is traditionally done before and after yoga class; however, in the west it is more common after class.

 Namaste encourages individuals to recognize each other energetically in a timeless space of pure connection, free from the bonds of ego, fear and judgment.

Do You Have A Fear of Meditation?


Recently, at the end of a yoga class, I asked the students if they would be interested in a 10 to 15 minute guided meditation accompanying a future class. I was struck by the terror in Meditation3the eyes of many of the students and by the comments that followed: I can’t stay still that long, that’s not for me, I can’t meditate, etc.

If you are afraid of meditating you might want to contemplate the question of why. Why are you willing to put off something so beneficial to your peace of mind and general well-being.

Are you afraid of what you might feel if you are not busy distracting yourself? If you stop your frantic pace and find stillness, would you have to face the truth of who you really are and recognize that the choices you have made have brought you to your own suffering? Maybe you recognize that you might have to make huge changes in order to align yourself with the universe and harness your true potential. If this resonates, then my guess is that you are a normal human being living in the Western world.

Sometimes the frustrations of the known world seem less scary than the possibilities of the unknown. But the truth is that when we align with the truth of who we really are, with all of our strengths and weaknesses, life becomes less of a struggle and more of a process of living blissfully with purpose. Moreover, numerous studies show that meditation helps conditions such as, depression, anxiety, heart ailments, etc.

If you would like more information on meditation there are several websites to look at. I thought this TED X was interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixu4Kd5R1DI&feature=youtu.be