The Music of Yoga
I love the spring giddiness of festival season in New Orleans. The recent graduates of our Advanced Studies/Teacher Training Program just bestowed upon me the generous gift of music in the form of a WWOZ Brass Pass, and so I am eagerly anticipating all 7 days of Jazz Fest this year. The music in this city washes away the dust of everyday life and creates a oneness of spirit that not even the Saints can match. So if we love music that much, why is it that most of our classes here at FSY do not feature audio accompaniment? My answer is simple: yoga re-sensitizes us to the music of the universe that is always around.
Does that sound far-fetched? Then at the very least you’ll want to participate in an especially satisfying class this weekend before you mosey down to the French Quarter to hear some of our favorite local musicians. Come join me for a special extended practice this Sunday from 11:00am-1:00pm that I’m calling The Music of Yoga. We will go through a well-rounded asana sequence that features sun salutations to engage the rhythm of the breath, standing poses to facilitate the harmony of the limbs, and backbends to unleash the melody of the spine. We will cool down with quieting forward bends and a nice, long relaxation pose in order to drop into that place of openness in our mind where everything is music.
Hope to see you this weekend!