body + yoga inspiration
the light within me bows to the light within you
m and i took the day off to be lazy bums, but it didn’t last too long because i’m off to yoga this morning.
sam chase is coming to yoga culture to host a special workshop, “yoga & happiness!” space is limited, sign up now at weareyogaculture.com!
for millenia, philosophers and poets from every culture have been fascinated by the pursuit of happiness. aristotle and the dalai lama both call happiness the most fundamental human desire; it is even written into the declaration of independence. and each year millions of people step onto the yoga mat hoping their practice will make them happier. but what exactly is happiness? how do we define it for ourselves? and how can our yoga practice help us create a more empowering pursuit of happiness? recent research in the field of psychology has described a state of human experience called “flow”—a state of deep absorption in an activity, and a state that people routinely describe as one of the most rewarding and transformative feelings of their entire lives. evidence suggests that flow is common to all people, across all cultures—not a mystical state, but a fundamental quality of human happiness. through discussion and practice, this workshop explores the state of flow, where we find it in our lives, and how we can use our yoga practice to create more flow on and off the mat. think of it like a little spring cleaning for your soul—an afternoon to dive deeply into what engages you, and how yoga can help you cultivate it. sam chase holds the highest teaching certification offered by the kripalu center for yoga and health, the largest yoga center in the nation, as well as a masters degree from harvard university. sam trains teachers at studios nationwide, and he holds a private practice in new york, specializing in creating unique and personal yoga programs based on the needs and intentions of his clients. his clientele includes olympic athletes, fortune 500 ceos, newlywed couples, and everyone in between. He also leads corporate yoga programs for the united nations, the national guard, the harvard club, and firms of all sizes throughout the city. for more info visit www.samchaseyoga.com
yoga level 1 last night was amazing. i hadn’t been to the studio to practice in a while. come join yoga culture!
upward facing dog — see photo above for proper alignment
i’ll kick off my yoga segment with an adorable photo of a baby doing “downward dog”