“You are average, Melanie.” How could I be average? I had been practicing “hot yoga” for nearly five years when my husband of 32 years passed away. I started adding more days to my weekly practice to heal and meditate…to release anger and frustration…to handle the stress of separation and it worked. Was I really average?
One of the top destinations on most yogis’ lists is the tranquil island of Bali. The beautiful island of Bali is surrounded by coral reefs. The beaches in the north and western part of the island have black sand and the beaches in the south tend to have white sand. How cool is that! The island has lush landscape, healing hot springs, great food, and amazing people. Then there are the amazing Yoga vacations that take place all over the island, through out the year.
If you’re an aspiring yoga teacher, it’s always excellent to study during several classes or over the course of week with another yogi. You get inspired and learn new teaching techniques.
How you think determines your sense of self, not what. The Whale saving, tree hugging hippie or the Whale killing, tree chopping tycoon are building self out of what they do and what they think. This is called Stupid. To not be stupid they could do what they do, but think differently about it.
Your choice might be a get back to nature spa. You can do that in some of the most beautiful spots in Southern California. The Spa Montage offers you a retreat on the ocean to reconnect with nature and you. It offers quiet, peaceful surroundings and therapeutic treatments.
For the ultimate rush, why not consider going white water rafting with Mom? Ride the rapids, even if you’re an absolute beginner! Experienced guides will show you the basics and will accompany you on your raft as you negotiate your way through pounding waves while having the time of your life. You sure will have a lot to talk about with Mom afterwards!
This is the major challenge of gentle yoga. It does not have any physically tough moves but accepting the fact that this form of yoga is for all and not for older, oversized or weaker people is the main challenge.