The root of the word, “yoga” is the same as the root of the work, “yoke”. A yoke unties two oxen into one mighty engine to pull a cart. The goal of yoga is to unite mind, body, breath and spirit into a oneness with the Universe. This is a grandiose goal, and not ever achieved consistently, and almost never achieved at all.
In our modest little yoga class, which meets on Tuesdays at 12:30 in the Social Hall, we try, little by little, to stretch, breath and relax, and cultivate an awareness of the mind-body connection: a baby step to the universal connection. And leave refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated, ready to take on the rest of the day from a better place. Our class is in the Kripalu style of Hatha Yoga.
If you would like to join us, bring a yoga mat, and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Leave any fears you might have at the door. Being in touch with your body means being in touch with your limitations. Just do what you can do, and as time goes on, observe the changes.