The gentle touch of yoga

DDSC09074o you start your day agitated by what you have heard on the radio, or calmed by the measured sound of your own breath? That breath will be with you all day long, waiting for you to return to its mindfulness. It is a ready snack of reason that is always available.

There is a balance between aloneness and togetherness, between solitude and sociality. We need both in different proportions. We need to be mindful of the power of each. There is a kind of yoga that lets us come together yet practice to our own breath, Mysore Ashtanga. Find it in the morning, here in St. Louis with Kim Spearmon, expertly guiding just south of Forest Park at1015 McCausland, Pilates plus Yoga.

DSC09077We may breathe alone under Kim’s eye, but feel her gentle touch guiding us towards physical unity with our breath. We remember her hands as we flow into position, ever more accurate and strong. And we wait for the breath.

Fridays are led classes, reminding us for our individual practice, in a group, yet solitary. If you are unsure, Friday would be a good day to start, but Kim will help any day at all!

So come on St. Louis! Get on down to yoga class! It is 6:30 AM, but you can do it!

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About Joan E. Strassmann

Evolutionary biologist, studies social behavior in insects & microbes, interested in education, travel, birds, tropics, nature, food; biology professor at Washington University in St. Louis
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