At a time, when the bulk our friends and neighbors just want to understand what a break in the normal routine means, in the fervent desire to name it, within an even stronger impulse to give ourselves a narrative to live because we can say unequivocally what this moment means, this class is here to help you.
This week’s BodhiYin Yoga Restorative for tight hips, shoulders, neck may seem well and good on the surface, but it is really here to help you and I navigate something called “ambiguous loss” (a term coined by Pauline Boss is professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief).
One of the greatest human tragedies that I have observed is the need to name something too soon, calling it the whole truth and everything else that disagrees with it fake or hoax. Naming things (moments in time included) too soon, is also just another form of name calling.
This week’s class was inspired by a podcast I found immensely helpful, as I observed the karmic impulse to name this moment as a whole truth, like it belonged only to me, at this moment. This moment is not only NOT the whole truth, known and named, it is a moment for a generation, whose meaning will in-deed be defined by our own children, rather than those of us here to try to live it in real time.
Naming a lesson before you have learned it is not only folly, but will continue to activate our collective pain-body until we let go, allow, and LIVE within it, regardless of our discomforts; which brings me to those tight hips, shoulders and neck.
I hope you enjoy this week’s class. I hope you will feel the same joyful astonishment and increased energy that I did, when I finished this practice.
I bless the moments I chose to inhabit, rather than to name.
I hope you’ll get the chance to listen to the beautiful 30-minute segment from “Living the Questions” with Krista Tippett interviewing the lovely Pauline Boss, this week:
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Winter at Bodhi Yoga: Yoga Nidra
During November, December and January at Bodhi Yoga, we are focusing on Yoga Nidra.
The purpose of Yoga Nidra is to clear away distractions and illusions, which can be obvious or very subtle “Sanskaras”. Sanskaras are the faint karmic under-pinings that create subconscious stress.
We encourage our students to bring a scarf to use as a head-wrap Savasana, to help you reach a little Yoga Nidra for yourself!
Special 3-Class Meditation Yoga Nidra Event: Learn more CLICK HERE