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Joy

3 Lessons From Trolls

I had a sick day Sunday. Nothing was wrong. I woke up, had a couple of bagels, posted something on Facebook and passed out. I opened my eyes a little after 2pm and mumbled to Amy that I needed a sub and slept for a few more hours. I hate missing my class and I kind of hate sleeping. Maybe it was a sickness, maybe it was basic depression.

Amy and Olivia wanted to watch Trolls, they rented it and watched it while I was sleeping and were already eager to watch it again (3 short hours later).
I Love Trolls.

Glad we cleared that up. Seriously, I laughed, I cried, I remembered why we tell stories, why we believe and most important of all I felt BETTER.

3  Lessons from Trolls

  1. Hug More – Yes, every 30 minutes sounds like a great minimum requirement. It doesn’t matter if you need a hug or you have a hug to give, everybody wins.
  2. Happiness Is Inside ALL Of Us. You have everything you need to be happy. Let go of all of that crazy shit you say in your head and allow yourself to be happy. There is nothing you can eat, buy or be given that will make you happier than you can make yourself (awkward?).
  3. Sing and Dance When Ever Possible. This really should be obvious to all of us by now. WTF are we so boring, reserved and proper for? It took so much magic and incredible timing to get us here, right now. The fastest way to feel that energy is to SING and/or DANCE! You always feel better when you are dancing.

*This starts with me, with you, with all of us. We have to choose to be happy, to take actions that create joy in our lives. You can start by joining us at Stop Drop and Dance with Grace. Come Dancing with us and DJ Gavin Hardkiss at Love Won Another on Saturday Night at 19 Broadway. Better yet, Save the Date May 13th, 2017 we are having a Dance Party at the Log Cabin. Tickets are limited and $20. Start With You!

West African Dance with Wendy Wilkinson at Marin Power Yoga in San Anselmo Wednesday and Friday Mornings!

African Funk Dance starts with Wendy Wilkinson this Wednesday October 8th, 2014, and continues forward on Wednesday and Fridays from 10:30-11:30am at Marin Power Yoga.

A mix of Traditional West African, Urban Contemporary, & Old School Funk. “Come get your Groove on!”

Get your body moving, create joy within your body and burn a hell of a lot of calories!!!

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Rumi

Rumi Quote JoyMarin Power Yoga is located at 141 Tunstead Avenue, San Anselmo CA. 94960

 

Finding Play in your Yoga Practice

Finding play in your yoga practice can be lost amongst the sweating, straining over achieving to get that handstand or even survive that Warrior 1. Yet, this may be what elevates your yoga practice to the next level. Relaxing and finding ease in the pose can come from finding humor and play in the moment. As you lift, reach, express, sink lower…ask yourself, “how can I find lightness in this moment?”

There is no right way to live, just like there is no right way to practice. You show up as you are and the yoga will do you. It will infect your soul with joy and bring happiness into all aspects of your life. Just show up.

playfullness in yogaMarin Power Yoga is located at 135 Tunstead in San Anselmo, California. Close to Fairfax, San Rafael, Ross, Kentfield and Larkspur. We love to practice Vinyasa flow yoga, join us!

Finding JOY In Your Yoga Practice!

There is a lot of “work” done in your daily yoga practice. We practice a very physical form of yoga that will challenge your muscles and create flexibility, at a price. It is going to take commitment and focus. Even faith on those days you don’t want to practice. What is the reward? Happiness, Joy and maybe even LOVE. When we are deep in a twist, wringing sweat and poisons out of our body, we breathe. We find ease in the tight spaces and push ourselves to find a “new edge.” Why? Why do we push, pull, sweat and stretch?

For the love of life. This is the result we find consistently when we practice. A deeper appreciation for the moment, the planet, our lives and each other. When you are in a difficult place, whether it is a yoga pose or a conversation with your best friend, find a way to express the Joy that resides deep in your soul. Let it shine out and spread to everyone you are in contact with. We practice and because we practice we are better. Better than we were yesterday. Keep your head up and smile, you will light up the world!

Olivia in Leaning Tree Yoga Pose

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” Phyllis Diller – Olivia demonstrates the joy of “leaning tree.” Next time you are on your mat, try playing with a few poses. Explore the world you are creating!