“Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others.” - Harriet Goldhor Lerner
Every day is a perfect one to foster your connections with the world around you. Many places in the world, including the United States, Australia, Canada, China, and Germany, celebrate Mother's Day on May 10th––we know our community of yogis in the UK celebrate in March, but why not celebrate again? It’s a great way to show appreciation and love for your mother or anyone that is a source of support in your life. Practicing yoga together is a wonderful way to spend time with loved ones, whether it is in honor of Mother’s Day or just any given Sunday.
Yoga is centered on creating connection or union––with yourself, with others, and with the universe around us. Through our yoga practice and mindful attention to breath and sensation, we become more aware of who we really are. We tune into our heart and our deepest desires and operate from our authentic selves. When our interactions with others are grounded in this type of truth and meaningful connection, we are nurturing intimacy in our closest relationships.
Of course, yoga practice is an individual endeavor, but practicing yoga with a loved one, whether that’s a partner, parent, or child adds an element of deeper connection to the experience. Flowing through a yoga sequence is a form of play and fosters a sense of fun and laughter, which are excellent tools to help you feel close to each other. Shared commiseration of not being able to balance on your head or not be able to wrap your foot around your head makes challenging postures funny instead of frustrating. Simply breathing and moving together creates a sweet memory.
Join us this week with some special classes to honor mother's day! Check out yoga for parent and child, yoga for best friends, acroyoga, and some restorative practices to enjoy with a partner. If you're stuck at home, you can practice these together. Remember––we are all connected even if we aren’t together.
Practice these yoga classes together with your loved ones!
1. Casey Feicht - Parent & Toddler Yoga
2. Michelle Marchildon - BFF Yoga
3. Shy Sayar - Therapeutic Acroyoga Basics
4. Kristen Boyle - Partner Restorative Yoga
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