What keeps a tree strong and healthy? What is most important?
"The most important part of a tree is not the trunk, but the roots. One has to nurture the root more than any other part, because once the root becomes weak, what kind of life will the tree have? You may prop it up but with one small storm it will fall, because it lacks the strength to stand upright." (Sw. Niranjananda)
Yoga does the same for us: it nurtures the core of us. We don't only strengthen our core physically, but more so through training our awareness we strengthen our connection to our inner being - our essence, which let's us stand upright and walk tall yet relaxed through life.
Different practises for our head - centring the mind and relaxing the mind, our heart - becoming aware of our emotions and directing them rather than having them direct us and our hands - becoming aware of our physical body and our physical interactions as well as inviting physical strength and vitality into our life through practising asanas ("yoga postures") are all part of a yoga session with me and will be explored more in depth on the yoga retreats. But not "only" this.
I thought this time I offer also other creative activities on the Yoga retreat 13-20 May in Tuscany. Like this we can experience the connection of head, heart and hands and our level of awareness in this practical way. - (this is only if you want to participate in this) - One of them is an experience in pottery (each participant with a potter's wheel) or painting on already made pottery pieces from two masters in this field in Florence. Other creative activities I'll talk about next time. http://www.ceramicafiorentina.it/index.php?vedi=english