Story telling and yoga poses

Meditation Waylon

This month’s topic is:Story, The practice of meaning making.

Yoga is rich with stories, mythology on par with the Greeks and Romans. While many of us studied Greek and Roman gods and goddesses and their stories in school, traditional Western education does not venture to stories of the East. In particular, Hindu mythology. Some people feel that Hinduism is a religion of many gods. Many Hindus argue back that they have only one God, but many manifestations of God. Each household has their own chosen god/goddess whose altar is am important part of family life. Our yoga asanas have a variety of names that can lead one to wonder, how a certain pose got that name and what is the story behind it. We will get a chance to focus on three this month.

Each week this month (with the exception of 11/14, no class!) we will briefly explore the story behind one pose. We’ll start with Dancer’s pose (as called Shiva Dancing) as we have been working on this difficult balance pose.

Monday, 11/7/16 is the first Monday of the month, which means Yin yoga will be our predominate practice.Please join us from 6:30-8pm at the UU Church of Fresno.

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