Whether you are a racer, endurance or commuter cyclist, we spend a lot of time hunched forward over our handlebars and powering the legs, which leads to tight legs and sore backs. Yoga asana is the perfect compliment to cycling; creating body awareness, suppleness in the tissues and flexibility so that the body is able to adapt to new training and recover more quickly. When things are tight we have a higher chance of injury, additionally, tight muscles limit circulation, which increases recovery time.
In a world where we face ever-increasing busyness, stress and demands on our time, mindfulness practices offer a way to cultivate our inner listening and unearth our core of stillness. Bit by bit, the act of simply sitting still begins to point us through the layers of our own conditioning to wake up more fully to every aspect of our lives and to the world around us.
We’d all like to break a few bad habits and start new good ones. Carrots work for some, sticks work for others. We are all different but we all benefit from a regular yoga practice.
With our cellist, Franki Lemon, touring with her orchestra, now is a great time to explore ambient listening.
Only a few doors down from us on Pender Street, fire is burning in the Daisy Garden. At noon I joined hundreds of onlookers and took this photo. I thought it was a hilarious testament to New Town’s baking that people were still lining up for treats as firemen broke down the doorway nextdoor.
Relationships with our partners, family, co-workers and friends can be challenging territory, yet it can also be one of the most potent paths to greater freedom. Although Western culture rewards independence and domination, the wisdom traditions teach us that everything happens in relationship, including our most constricting patterns, deepest healing, profound bliss and greatest loss.
I spent much of today with BIL, the excellent adventure following TED. Described as an un-conference, BIL 2015 is a grassroots speaker series. The schedule, set only days ago, for the main stage was an eclectic mix, the side-stages even more so. That list being on a whiteboard at the entrance where anyone can write their names certainly accounts for that. There was no shortage of amazing speakers on subjects ranging from autonomous sailboats, the Bulletproof Exec, yogic storytelling, crowdfunding with a Buddhist bent, and even cat photos! A show-of-hands early on Saturday morning indicated that there were quite a
Learn how to make your own dreamcatcher in this super fun 2hr workshop together with the Stretch family! We will enjoy brunch together potluck style so bring something to share and materials to exchange with others. Feathers, wool, old colourful clothes and beads are great examples of what you might want have on hand to craft your dreamcatcher.
Side effects may include: feeling completely relaxed // enhanced quality of sleep // and an overall feeling of lightness! But this isn’t magic, you first have to show up and do the work. Which consist of laying down and letting yourself be guided through deep meditation.
Based on the book by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, BLUE GOLD sheds light on the world’s rapidly approaching water crisis and suggests that future wars will be fought over water – as this source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena.
Movie screening will be followed by a discussion.