‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at HY!
(At Halifax Yoga!)
‘ Twas the night before Christmas – and all through HY:
There were yogis – in poses – in Ocean, and Sky.
In Earth, the riders (on RealRyders®!) – were spinning away,
…fitting (Christmas!) Cardio – into their day!
The props were all tucked – in their cubbyholes – with care,
with thoughts of Vinyasa – Hot power – and Yin / Yang in the air!
The mat bags were hung, on the hooks, upstairs,
…in hopes yoga mats (books or passes!) soon would be there…!
In a Season that’s filled with SO MUCH thought, about gifts,
Being present at HY is a gift – that (always!) gives – (ALL!) our spirits: a lift.
We’ve received SO MUCH from this community; from ALL those who share
their passion for Yoga, and mindful practice… with skill – and with flair!
Classes, with poses (and sequences) to open: our hips; chests, and hearts;
Yin and Restorative stretch our spirits – as well as: each body part!!!
Kundalini and Karma classes help us all – to open our minds;
YTT and Master Classes train HY yogis to be: “FINEST KIND”!!!
The Workshops on Reiki, and Tarot; the Chakras, and Yin;
40 Days; Foam Rollers; Dreamcatchers; and: A Song to Sing!
Prenatal; Mom and Baby; and Parents Night Out;
“Yoga IS for Everyone!” – at HY – there is simply NO doubt!
So…take Up dog – or Cobra! Take Down Dog! … Let’s flow !!!)
Take Pigeon! And Eagle! Take Gecko! Then: Bow!
To the top of your mat! Ground your feet! Extend tall!
Now… Chaturanga Dandasana!… go: high – to – low, ALLl!!!
Inhale… exhale… “Use your breath as a tool…”
find your Dhristi; be present – and be a Yogi who’ll:
be mindful on your mat; Play your Edge, and ALWAYS believe…
…in YOURSELF!!! – and in everything – that YOU can achieve!
Floor to core! In all your poses – foundation is KEY!
In your practice – ON your mat: you’ll soon start to see:
when you “soften to strengthen” your asanas, it’s (also!) true that:
you will find your “True North” – in your life – OFF your mat!
Energy exchangers, who are so welcoming, when we walk in the door;
Teachers who help deepen our yoga practice – in each class – just a little bit more!
If our joints become stiff; our muscles ache, or for any other physical pain…
… HY acupuncture and massage therapists can get us going (and: flowing !!!) again!
Sherry and Laura make sure every day in the Studio – is seamless – and smooth,
they’re working hard for us all – and it just goes to prove:
HY is the BEST! – may the strength of this Community … only ever increase!
May your Holidays (like yoga practice at HY!) be a time (AND a place) to find: Peace…
Create stillness – and space – in the coming Season, for yourself, EVERY day;
let Comfort and Joy surround you: be present – and stay…!
Share Holiday Magic with family and friends – AND have (lots!!!) of Good Cheer;
(…we just might need ANOTHER Turkey Burner … once the New Year is here!!!)
So… when the last class is over… and we head home – for a long (???) Winter’s rest;
(AND to celebrate – and be Festive – in ALL(!) the ways we like best!)
As daylight fades, here’s a Wish – as stars twinkle (and start to shine bright):
“Namasté (and Merry Christmas! ) to ALL Yogis…
and to ALL: a Good Night!”
A HUGE Thank You! to everyone at Halifax Yoga for a GREAT 2014!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! You ALL deserve it!!!
~ Carole Thompson © 2014 ~