Sunday, March 30, 2008
start off your week with yoga!
I'm teaching a Taoist Yoga class on Sundays at 5 pm, at the studio Gratitude in Motion.
While I enjoy different styles of yoga, I love Taoist yoga.... it combines yang movements, which refer to the active, warming, dynamic sequences, and yin stretches, which refer to the passive, cooling, and restorative poses. I think what I love about my Taoist yoga practice is the way I experience the movements and the flow of energy -- since the movements are more fluid (poses are not held for a long time), the focus is not just on the end pose but on the transitions in and out of the poses. In my opinion, it's not as "goal oriented" as the other styles of yoga sometimes tend to be... which is a refreshing departure from my goal-orientedness in other parts of my life. It reminds me to move with intention, move with joy, and to enjoy the journey and not just the destination.
Hopefully this was enough to heighten your curiosity about Taoist yoga.... and I hope to practice yoga with you on Sunday afternoons!
photo taken in New Hampshire, summer 2006... entitled "go with the flow"