February – Yoga Sutra 1.2

February, the shortest month of the year, can often feel like a transition from winter to spring. Winter…asking us to rest, slow down, and go in. Spring…renewal, light, and new beginnings.

This month we're exploring Yoga Sutra 1.2 – Yoga is the intentional calming and quieting of all the self-judging, self-limiting, self-defeating tendencies of the mind. Yoga is ultimate freedom.

The intentional calming implies effort. Our thoughts are always with us and we have years of habits (habitual ways) and experiences that influence the way we see ourselves. By paying attention, through yoga practice, we give ourselves the opportunity to see those thoughts for what they really are....
Noise.
Distractions.
Other people's ideas of who we should be.
Untruths we've believed about ourselves.

The freedom begins when we can start see beyond our thoughts....
To be. Rest in who we are.
To become. Move toward our truest self.

Maybe you've been feeling limited by thoughts of fear and need a reminder of your courage. Or maybe noticing the way your body can hold downward facing dog for one.more.breath is evidence of your strength.

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Our first special event of 2019 is our women's only Galentine’s Day! We are so excited to celebrate the women in our lives we love, who inspire us, and make life more fun. On February 14th from 7-10pm, join us for a 75-minute Flow & Restore yoga class. After yoga, we’ll head to Bar Norcino where the place is ours. Ticket price includes a glass of bubbly and a special dessert. Proceeds from the event go to Karis Support Society. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through MindBody or at the studio. Space is limited to just 25. This was one of our most popular events last year (tickets sold out in 24 hours) be sure to grab your spot soon! As proceeds go to charity, tickets are non-refundable.

“Attention is the most basic form of love. By paying attention we let ourselves be touched by life, and our hearts more naturally become more open and engaged.” Tara Brach. See you on the mat.