On April 28th, I'm working with live, local, metal band Goner to teach a Metal Yoga class.
Some yogis have asked me, why?
My answer, Why the heck not?!
We are all unique. We all find joy in different things. We all have different quirks, talents, strengths and weaknesses.
In a world of Instagram yogis doing poses on the side of a cliff with a wave crashing in the background while new age music plays softly, why can't we have have the reverse? Why can't we have a goth metal dude kicking some @$$ in a warrior pose in the mud with graffiti on the wall behind him?
What makes you ZENN could very well be different from what another person finds ZENN.
I'm also a BIG believer in whatever gets someone to the mat!
If playing live metal music works for someone and they can rock out some asana with me; GREAT! If smooth jazz is your thing; Great! Chanting Kirtans; Great!
To each their own.
We have so many styles of yoga already and it continues to evolve. *Cough* Goat Yoga? *Cough* So let's keep pushing the boundaries. Create something new and different.
Metal Yoga may not be your thing either and that perfectly fine, but if you want to join us the information is below.
Despite the recent ice and snow, are you starting to feel that Spring Fever?
It might be intensified this week due to the New Moon that was on Sunday the 15th. Good news; Mercury is finally direct too!
I find that during those first few days of the new moon, I reaaaally feel that New Beginnings vibe! I start new projects. I'm more willing to try new things. I may be so bold to say I feel more creative during this time.
Here in upstate New York, we're just starting to see the day staying brighter longer. Although, we've had some ice this past weekend and strong winds again, but most of the snow is gone! Most notable, the Geese are back from their southern migration.
All these things and more are signifying Spring to me in a BIG way. Our first New Moon this season is giving me ALL the feels. Time to check back in with my goals, my needs and recommit.
A few weeks ago I made a dream pillow!
Complete with herbs, resins, LOVE and magic.
I only now put together how perfect it really is...
I spent part of St. Patty's day sewing and crafting. (Side note: It was lovely!) I had collected my supplies and sat down to make it happen, when my kitty Jasper decided he REALLY wanted to be involved.
Fear. Anxiety. Competition. Judgement.
Am I even doing this right?!
Ever have those thoughts when trying something new? How about in that new yoga class?
Whomp Whomp.... :(
I've been there. The new guy. Everyone else fits this perfect mold and here I am to f#%* it all up.
BUT Wait! I thought we were all supposed to chant and share our heart center with all our class mates?
I thought we weren't in competition with one another?
But wait, watch me do this thing in headstand that YOU can't do...
AHHHHH what? I can't keep up.
Didn't we just want to do yoga?