Girl, we see you over there in the corner of our party. Your shoulders slumped inward, hiding your beautiful body; and your rolled up posture shows that you’re a fish out of water. You are gorgeous- and at one time- it looked like you knew what it meant to light up a room. What happened? To be confident and to own your space around you, is an art. Luckily when cultivated, this tool in your tool box will pay you dividends for the rest of your life.
It only takes going to your first Yoga class, to learn that breathing is a big deal. Rightfully so, as our entire living existence within the mammal kingdom, depends on the intake and release of air. The art of “breathing” in Yoga is called Pranayama (prah-nah-ya-mah). In Yoga, there are over 100 different ways to breathe. Incredible! Yogis know that there are several effective ways to treat ailments such as anxiety, through the power of breath, too. Yoga and science show us that: a decreased rate of air intake (breaths per minute) — has a curious link to increasing your life-span.
Cheat Sheet Printout for Class
(On the mat segment)
Congratulations! You’ve booked your first Yoga class; good for you—you got this! With only a few classes under your belt, you’re going to learn about who you are, in a way that you never knew existed. You will soon start to become hyper-aware of the relationship that you have with yourself, and secondly, with your environments. This is an exciting adventure happening every time you step onto your practice mat.
The dirty 30s— not just a reference for the most brutal survivalist years of the Great Depression, but also fitting for anyone who is entering, mid-way, or exiting this decade of life. Your 30s are the most hectic and growth-filled block of years. It’s this pivotal 10-year span of time that you will process what’s happened to you so far. More important, it’s inside these years that you can define what you WANT to happen to you, next. Here is where you’ll: change old patterns, discard what doesn’t work for you, plant new-idea seeds, and continue to nurture all the hard work you’ve already laid down. Roll up your sleeves, it’s time to get dirty, and time to evaluate your life.