E-News From Yoga Chicago
February 17, 2016, Issue 23
The practice of yoga is individual and personal. But as humans, we all feel a need to bond and be part of a community, which we often find in yoga classes. Students connect after class, share experiences, go out for coffee/tea, etc., make plans. Community happens in a variety of ways: through book clubs, social action groups, bowling leagues, meditation groups, etc.
One of my communities is my neighbors; we find excuses to get together on a regular basis. This Sunday is pizza day, an annual event started about 10 years ago when we realized that four out of five houses had Aquarians living in them. (One couple moved, but their house was bought by a couple who now has a baby born February 9—an Aquarian!) So to celebrate the Community of Aquarian Birthdays, we have pizza night sometime in February. Everybody brings a pizza—ordered or homemade. (I’ve got a great recipe for pesto/feta/arugula pizza.)
This weekend you can participate in candlelight yoga, a gong bath, and a variety of workshops, including yoga for knitters (see events below). Knitters are another community.
In her weekly podcast, “This Moment with Sylvia Ewing,” Sylvia reflects on what we learn from our experiences in and out of the yoga studio, and how that learning helps us understand others. Hear Sylvia at www.yogachicago.com.
Sharon Steffensen, Editor
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