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Where is your mind right now? Without judging the findings, chances are you may have been thinking about something in the future or trying to resolve something from the past. 

We are hard-wired to scan for problems and threats. Research shows that we spend about 50% of our waking hours in this state of mind called the default mode network. 

There is another way though and that is with mindfulness; being present to more moments of your day without judgmentas you live them. Is this a day that you can tip the scales and be present more than 50% of the time to what is happening, as it is happening?? You may be surprised with how wonderful it feels to live more of your moments fully.

Angela Mazur

Sacred moments unfold during a Let Your Yoga Dance/Meditation experience!!

This past Thursday evening, Angela Mazur and I offered a free one hour Let Your Yoga Dance/Meditation experience at the main branch of the Farmington library. We welcomed a wonderful group of seventeen people ranging in age from 17 to over 70 years old. It was the first time we had men join in the fun! 

What was most special about this night for me was the unexpected surprise of having two hearing-impaired people and their interpreter join us. As I began the Let Your Yoga Dance portion, I marveled at how easily this man and woman  flowed to the music. It made me realize that music speaks to a deeper part of us. Although neither of them could hear that music, it was apparent that they could feel the rhythms and beat. 

As we moved our way up through the seven energy centers of the body, (the chakras) and came to the heart chakra,(4th chakra), I led the group in a choreographed dance that repeated again and again. The song was Beauty Chant and chorus went like this:

Beauty before me—— (we walked forward with our hands raised to the sky)

Beauty behind me—    (we walked backwards with hands pushing behind us)

Beauty beneath me—  (we bent our knees and pointed to the earth)

Beauty above——        (we all opened our our arms skyward allowing our hearts to soften)

After doing a few rounds as a large group, I had the participants break up into smaller groups. I made my way around to each group as the song’s chorus repeated again and again. As I joined  the circle of this hearing-impaired couple, I was singing the chorus out loud as we moved in unison. The man was reading my lips as his body flowed in sync with mine. In that moment, I felt the deep connection with our small circle and the energy of the larger group. This is the sacred part of Let Your Yoga Dance experience. You can never plan for these transformational moments to take place but by being present and open while moving, some wonderful, heart-felt and unrepeatable moments like this can occur.

Come join us in our next Let Your Yoga Dance/Meditation offerings which happen once a month at the Yoga Center in Collinsville. You can learn more about LYYD/Meditation by reading about it on our website. Give yourself the gift of a new experience, one that may just transform the meaning of your life!