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This week’s post is a continuation from last week’s walk around Centennial Lake.

As I approached the end of my walk I came up over a hill and passed four men playing tennis. Just the hint of moisture remained on the courts from the previous day’s torrential rains- the temperature in the low 40’s. A gentle breeze moved the air as the sun tried to peek out from behind the clouds

I wouldn’t have thought about playing tennis outside on a Sunday in January, and yet right now, warmed from my walk around the lake, the courts and the men’s camaraderie looked inviting.

It got me thinking about the importance of timing. These men were able to wait- to pay attention- for the right conditions and then move into the space on the courts when the timing was right. If they had tried to play the previous day in the pouring rain, it most likely would not have been an optimal experience!

Timing matters in asana practice too. Don’t rush. Move into the space that opens, instead of pushing through or forcing your poses and you will have a more enjoyable optimal experience.

This week we explore timing as well as focus on the abductors, outer hips and glutes to find stability, strength and balance in our poses.

Timing, both in our practice and in our lives, allows us to move skillfully. It gives us the opportunity to find the openings as we move into spaces with a bit more sun and a little less rain!

See you on the mat!

Namaste,

Kim Metz

RYT 200

Like a flower, we blossom when the conditions are right. -Rita Said

Classes this Week

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am -Intermediate Yoga

Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm -Beginner Yoga

Friday noon- 1:00pm -Lunchtime Yoga

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