Here is this week's schedule:
Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 10:30AM at Habersham
Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 6PM at Habersham
Thursday, Sept. 13 at 11:30AM at Habersham
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9:30AM at Habersham
Sunday, Sept. 16 at 5PM at Habersham
True yoga isn't just a workout. It is an ancient Indian philosophy espousing an eight-limbed approach to conscious living:
First Limb: Yama refers to ethical standards.
Second Limb: Niyama refers to self discipline and spiritual observances.
Third Limb: Asana is the postures we practice.
Fourth Limb: Pranayama is Breath Control
Fifth Limb: Pratyahara is about withdrawing ourselves from any external information so we can hear the sounds from within.
Sixth Limb: Dharana is about fixing the mind to one specific point. This could be something internal, like part of the body or a chakra, or something external like a picture, statue or another object. It's not so important what this object is that we are focusing on; the purpose is to quiet the mind with this total concentration.
When we focus the mind intensely into one point, the rest of the mind tends to quiet down. When we practice concentration like this, there is less room for other thoughts, memories, and planning that the mind tends to otherwise be busy with.
Next week, I will have a short explanation of the seventh of the eight limbs.
Lunch Club Date
Next Thursday, Sept. 20 at Shorty's on Lawrenceville Hwy.
Reminders and notes
Please mark your calendars:
Art Show on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 4 to 6PM. I hope you will help me spread the word among your friends, family and neighbors.
Couple's Thai Massage, Friday, Feb.8; 7 to 9PM. Please let me know if you would attend and please invite your family and friends to join us. It is a great gift to give to couples you know.
I have received a request to start offering meditation on Tuesdays immediately after yoga. Please let me know if you would participate. I will have a basket for donations to Our House in lieu of a fee.
I will offer 8 sessions of Chair/Mat yoga at Northlake Library on Tuesdays: Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 23, 30; Nov. 6 and 13 from 3 to 4PM.
I have attached September's calendar for your reference and review.
Please label any item you leave in the yoga room with your name to avoid any confusion.
Thank you for participating in our Magazine Swap.
Food for Thought
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
My contact information
www.yogawithmariam.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; 404-939-4342
3569 Habersham at Northlake (3569 Northlake Center Dr.), Tucker, GA 30084; Bldg. K, first floor