Meditation, Mouth, and Muscle!
New class this week at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday is learning to meditate As I told my RSU students yesterday when I taught the Dhyana theme class, meditation means the cultivation of silence. Several of my college students had lived on farms, and we discussed what the word "cultivating" meant.  Some said that it was putting the implement on the tractor and digging up hard, dry, overworked ground.  Then, we applied that definition to what meditation is and considered that analogy in our own lives.

This morning I saw a news clip on Channel 8 of a woman who had gained weight after losing it on the Biggest Loser's TV show.  She is now taking the weight back off with the idea of meditation practice, watching out what goes into her mouth as far as trigger foods of high carbohydrate with sugar or salt, and working out with muscle.  I believe that yoga can help with all three of these areas.  Meditation calms our minds and de-stresses us.  Yoga teaches us mindful eating of healthy food types.  Muscles are definitely enhanced as we lift our body weight and move with our Vinyasa flow format.  

Join us this week for a Meditation Happy Hour class on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. before the 6:00 p.m. practice.  If you have to be a few minutes late, just slip into the studio quietly get a blanket or block to sit on (no "thwapping" of the mat sounds, please) and begin along with us as we meditate until the 6:00 p.m. class.  I will teach you how to meditate or give prompts on your meditation time.

After the meditation practice is complete, you can get your mat for the 6 o'clock class or be on your way to your next destination.  One punch on your Tranquility Yoga card for meditation practice or two punches for meditation and class; you choose.  See the difference that cultivating silence can make in your life!  If you are on the Unlimited Tranquility Yoga plan for the month or half a year, just sign in!  

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