“Without the opportunity to learn through the hands, the world remains abstract and distant, and the passions for learning will not be engaged.” – Doug Stowe
In my newsletter I spoke about Labor Day’s beginning as a way to celebrate, honor and give a voice to the working class. I shared my thoughts about the working class being the producers and providers of services. The working class are those whose work demands full engagement of their physical bodies, and a deep immersion into the concrete world around them.
They are the embodied foundation of society.
In the west historically there has been a dissonance between book learning and practical experience. Somehow they’ve been pitted against each other and at times separating society primarily by race and economic status. Some folks scoffed at well learned educated folks, while others looked down on those that worked with their hands. Other times it was the exact opposite, those that chose to go into higher education were not particularly valued in communities with larger population of blue collar workers.
I know what you’re thinking…
How does this apply to yoga?
The applied yogi needs to be BOTH, absolutely visceral and engaged in all things earthy, grounding and primitive, while at the same time having a nimble creative, intelligent and discerning mind.
Come practice and embody these powerful qualities by focusing on your foundation (your worker physical body) and letting that help you serve optimally (your expressive intelligence).
Let yourself re-align and refresh yourself as we began the journey into Fall!
Observe Your Foundation and Serve Joyfully
A Labor Day Yoga Practice
Where: The Yoga Cave
758 Rebecca Ave, Ground Floor, Pittsburgh, 15221
When: September 6, 2010 6-7:30 pm
- You can park on Center or on Rebecca.
- Please bring your own props, but if you do forget your mat I do have 4 available in house, a few yoga straps, and 1 yoga block.
- I am happy to accept cash, checks or even credit cards (cause I’m just fancy like that ;) )
- Feel free to RSVP in the comments, or email me at eyogaclass (at) gmail (dot) com to reserve your $10 price OR you can simply purchase the class with the link below :) Without RSVP it’s $15 at the door
Looking forward to seeing your lovely faces!