Our yoga practice, called Sadhana, develops our character as much, if not more than, our physical strength and health. Our practice is here to nurture us – mind, body, and soul. Geeta Iyengar was so devoted to her students, her genius and commitment were inspiring. She was a yoga mother to us all. Below is a You-Tube clip of dear Geeta speaking about Sadhana.
When we think of what has influenced and nurtured us the most in life we eventually land on memories of our mothers, or women in our lives that influenced us. Now we turn to our practice to help us enact the mothering we still require. We all still need discipline, encouragement, laughter, and love to continue in all our endeavors.
As a special treat, AASY student and local musician extraordinaire, Bethanni Grecynski has gifted us a free download of her song to her mother. We missed having the annual AASY Anniversary Party this April. Last year Bethanni brought her band mates to entertain us and get us all up and dancing. I hope you all have music in your lives. This song titled Annie, written for her mother would be a nice addition to whatever you listen to while cleaning, cooking, or walking the dog. Below is the mp3 download, and the lyrics. Thanks, Bethanni!
This post has Sarvangasana, Shoulder-stand, as a destination. Sarvangasana is a huge benefit to every system in the body. Emotionally it develops patience stability. It helps all problems in the chest area. It stimulates the endocrine, digestive, excretory, and nervous systems. It is considered the best recuperative treatment after a long illness.
This one’s for you Mom.