I feel great this morning after last night’s practice. My mouth is still sore and will be for probably a week (I can only eat soft food for a whole week!) but mentally, I feel so much better. And, my skin is the softest its ever been after the oil last night. Kishan said the most important thing we can do for our bodies every day is, immediately upon waking, rub our entire body with oil. He says he does it every single day and it lubricates the body from the outside in. Interesting, no?
This morning I woke up, drank a mug of my detox tea and made oatmeal for breakfast. This is a packet of HempPlus oatmeal with blueberries and hazelnut butter:
Here’s today’s lineup:
“The Saturday morning class is a Vata Pacifying practice. Vata Dosha is comprised of the elements of Akash (Space), and Vayu (Air). In Ayurveda this Dosha is the most important to keep in balance as it is the Vata dosha is the physiological function in charge if all movement principles in the body as well as the nervous system, cardiovascular system, etc. Common symptoms of Vata imbalance are constipation, bloating, cracking joints, body pain/aching, insomnia, anxiety, depression, emotional sensitivity, and an over-active mind. The asana class is sequenced to alleviate excess Vata dosha through lots of grounding work, opening and mobilizing the major joints in the body, working with the lower chakras if Mooladhara and Swadisthana as well as Manipura. It will emphasize the balance of the pancha vayus, or 5 sub-doshas of vata . The integration of marma point therapy into the asanas will aid in the pacification of Vata, and the stimulation of the metabolic force in the body called Agni. This class is most suitable to Intermediate and Advanced level practitioners but is open to all levels with prior yoga experience.”
So that class goes from noon to 2:30 and then I’ll be back for the lecture from 4-7. Ryan is coming home from Miami today (he went to the game!) so I’m sure we will do something for dinner tonight!
I’ll be back around 3 =)