September is National Yoga Month!

I’m excited to announce that it’s that time of year again, no not my birthday, its National Yoga Month!! You can join a worldwide community and celebrate national yoga month with other yogi’s. This month numerous studios are offering free classes, or even a free week of classes, or discount off your first month of membership if you sign up for a membership plan. You can check with your local studios and teachers to see what your options are, or take my suggestion below.

My favorite studio EkhartYoga.com, is offering a limited time offer of your first month for $1 when you sign up now.  There are numerous classes, programs, nutrition information and more. In honor of National Yoga Month the theme for September is a 30/30 Yoga Challenge [30 minutes for 30 days]. 30 minute classes will be suggested daily with three themes, Day 1 core, Day 2 balance, and day 3 integrating both in a class. The cycle repeats as we gradually increase our strength.

I am in no way affiliated with EkhartYoga, I am just a humble yogi such as yourselves. I believe in promoting and sharing causes I care about.

 

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September is the official National Yoga Month

It’s September, and you know what that means don’t you? Its national yoga month!!!

This national observance is designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle.

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All month-long you will find events, free classes, and  it all culminates with a global practice at the end. You can print out cards from yoga studios or from the yoga health foundation and check out free classes at a few studios.
My favorite yoga spot:

Ekhart Yoga

September Yoga Month offer:

  • Get one week for FREE in September
  • Full access to ALL videos and programs
  • Join our special Sep.Yoga Month programs
  • No credit card needed
  • Just sign up and subscribe for free
Like most things I post here, I am in no way affiliated with Ekhart yoga. I am just a huge fan and believe strongly that sharing is caring. I like inspiring others and hope this great news makes your day and gives you something to look forward to this month.
One reason for my lack of posting, has been due to a few bouts of depression lately, and the national yoga month gives me something to feel excited about. Something to look forward to. It’s the little things but sometimes they can be just what we need to help pull us out of a funk.  I guess you could call me the depression cheer leader =)
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September is National Yoga Month

Its labor day weekend, the start of a new month [September], and last night was the full “Blue” moon. It’s time for change in many of our lives, the kids everywhere are going back to school, and soon with the earth as well in the form of starting a new season. The fall equinox is on the 22nd.

August 2012 Full “Blue” Moon

In the world of yoga it’s National Yoga Month, a month dedicated to inspiring you to lead a healthy life style and to educate you about the health benefits of yoga, in which there are many. The department of health and human services came up with the idea. Since I live for yoga it was something for me to look forward to. Studios in many cities offer up a free week of classes for everyone. Taking things a step further in the digital age, one of my favorite teachers Esther Ekhart, [who just recently launched a new site] is offering three Yoga classes each week for free. This is not only a great opportunity if you don’t have a studio near you or you prefer to practice in your home, but also is a “green” way to take advantage of National Yoga Month. She and the other teachers we have come to know and love from her youtube site , will post the classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This program will help you become healthier, happier, fitter and stronger. “Try and repeat the classes once, so you practice 6 days a week”.

This week’s theme is Standing poses, and I took advantage of the first class this morning to kick off my weekend on the right foot.

Standing Poses Class 1

The other weeks themes are as follows: Week 2: Twists. Week 3: Hips and Hamstrings, and Week 4: Heart opening postures. “The last class of the month will be your 90 minute Time for Yoga class. Enjoy the connection of practicing yoga as a global group during Time For Yoga on September 30th at 7PM. your local time.”

Yogaverse

I can see fall starting to creep in already and I am not ready to let go of summer.  As much as I love the colors, scents, and tastes of fall, I know what comes next and that’s a brutal winter. Before we know it the leaves will be crunching under our shoes. It’s depressing so I try to find things to get excited over so life won’t be as gloomy. I mean really if your winter lasted 6 months out of the year and then you had cool weather for 2 more and only received 2-3 months of warm weather, I think it would affect you too. I look forward to the day I can escape from here, even though there is not currently an end in sight.

I am looking forward to the annual Pumpkin festival in October, and for Ganesh Chaturthi on September 19th.

Fall is Creeping in

Today is one of those days I am feeling grateful for a good nights rest, sunshine, a day off, a cuppa tea, and a morning of yoga.