|Yoga is seeing life the way it is. - Patanjali Yoga Sutras|
One of my favorite self care rituals this summer
was doing my holistic practice in the morning in Central Park before breakfast. I started with chi gong, then used the benches to do chair yoga. (One morning a 22-year old woman from Saudi Arabia who was on her honeymoon asked if she could join me. She had lower back challenges, and must have been intrigued by me sitting on the bench doing exercises rather than standing up. I was almost done and did not have much time, but I did some poses with her.)
As seen on the Lakshmi Voelker website: "Chair yoga offers you the ability to improve your health through an amazing form of adaptive exercise. You are supported by a chair so you can receive yoga’s healing and restorative benefits that have been known for thousands of years. Yoga relaxes your body and mind, improves your musculo-skeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates your overall health and well-being."
Krishna Das: During our stay the Kripalu Yoga Teacher Conference took place and I experienced Krishna Das on live stream and later on live for the first time - what a voice the man has! And he is funny, too! Check out my youtube video via link at the bottom of the post***
Students have to teach at the end of the workshop and it is such a pleasure to see everyone having made teaching their own and having found their voice in just a few days supported by their peers.
|Gorgeous Kripalu/Berkshires Fall|
|This is where I did one of my chi-gong morrning practices.|
***Krishna Das: Sita Ram