be well boat pose

 

I read recently that the word selfish in Mandarin Chinese has two different meanings.  One is the definition I’m familiar with- “caring only for oneself and disregarding others.” The other definition means “self-care and nurturing ” which obviously is very different.

Many years ago my good friend commented  that my daughter seemed very “self-centered.”  He was originally from Switzerland and in context I knew he meant it as a compliment.  I’ve remembered this exchange because it got me to see the word in a new way. When the word sequence is switched it changes to, “centered in self.”  This is what my friend meant.

Yoga practice helps us find our true center- to be centered in self-and move with ease from that place of knowing.  This week we focus on our core, engaging the pelvic floor and abdominals to find our inner strength- that place we draw from deep within.

Take time for some self-care on a deep level. This practice will be challenging; engaging our core and reminding us of our own inner strength.

Rest assured, practice will include a well deserved savasana : )

See you on the mat!

Need more motivation on why strengthening your core is a good idea,?   Check out this link from Harvard Medical School,
http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/the-real-world-benefits-of-strengthening-your-core

Namaste,

Kim Metz
RYT 200 hour

Go within everyday and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.-  Katherine Dunham

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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