This morning I woke to the peaceful, snow covered, sun glistening, crispness of the Rocky Mountains. I wanted to take a break from yoga and escape to the mountains. I arrived to Aspen, the ski capital of the Americas. What a blessing!
Half way into my drive yesterday I would be telling you a different story. I encountered evidence of the recent snow avalanches, a rock slide, a boulder in a lane, dueling snow plows over Vail pass and falling snow blindness; not to mention slick conditions. Upon arrival, I had to peel my fingers off the steering wheel in order to cut the engine.
God guarded me again! He kept watch over me and my trusty AWD Ford Freestyle. As always, God does what He says he will and one of his wonderful character attributes is that He guards. Psalm 91:11 says for he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
Join us in class this week as we focus on God's protection of us from harm or danger. We will focus on God's word from the Bible, breath and movement on our yoga mats . We practice on Monday 8am, Wednesday noon and Thursday 7pm. 2900 Valmont Unit F1 (in the backside of the Zarlengo Plaza).
Some of you have inquired as to the frequency of how much yoga "should" be practiced. To which I would reply "should's" aren't as important as paying attention to what are your spiritual, physical and emotional needs. Knowing when you need a break is important. In an interview with Baron Baptiste, the one who wrote the book on Power Yoga, and from which a Frog Pose Power Stretching class is closely modeled after, he says " I try to do something (yoga) twice a day, sometimes it's just a little bit. The place that my life happens to be will determine its intensity—anything from restorative to high intensity vinyasa (a method of yoga in which movements form a flowing sequence in coordination with your breath). I try to be true to myself each day and see what I'm moved to do. I don't have a mold or external blueprint that I follow, but in general I'm pulled toward vinyasa, heat-based movement moving energy through my body." 1
For me, I'm going to get out and enjoy the fresh powdery white stuff and God's creation, thanking Him in advance for watching over me as I drive back down the hill tomorrow.
1-Yoga Journal 8/28/07