To Zoom Or Not to Zoom?

While the recent Covid 19 has pushed much of the world to shelter in place, many are managing restrictive safety measures by taking their work, study, socialising and exercise online.

We are on a partial curfew here in Cairo with under 2000 cases, so far. Many, however, are taking the advice of government officials to stay home to slow the virus from spreading.

When I paused the program in mid March, I signed up to zoom, sent the students the link and a message that they could join me to practice together. So it’s been a month of meeting to meditate and practice.

I wanted time to understand how to use the platform. See if it really made sense to me.

Within the week, it became the new normal to see zoom screens posted on Instagram. Individual boxes showing students practicing together in their own homes. Almost over night, yoga programs around the world moved their teachings online. What at first seemed exciting made me feel a little anxious. Was this the next big thing? I started to wonder whether we were squandering the opportunity to really self practice?

I debated whether to just continue the casual practice group or restart classes online. It felt good to meet with students but I wondered if the ashtanga teaching method would really translate well online.

Over the last month I’ve taught a few led classes and a Mysore class to test the waters and, actually, I was happily surprised to see how the ashtanga practice translated well online.

What I learned—or, rather, remembered—was this: ashtanga yoga is more energetic than physical. Over the last three weeks, what drew us together was the silent dialogue of practice. Yes, it is personal. But it is also shared. And, in times like this, it’s important to stay connected.

Online, teaching too gets stripped down to the essential. Just as we confuse the practice to be a physical one, we often think of ashtanga instruction as being tactile with its hands-on-adjustments. When in truth, adjustments are sparse in Mysore, India. The teacher’s role is to hold space, to nudge students to walk down a path that only they themselves can go down. At its best, transmission from teacher to student is subtle and unobtrusive. Far too often, teachers (myself included) over-assist and we take on more than we should, stealing from students the opportunity to master an āsana on their own.

As we relaunch the program online this week, I know that we will loose some students in this period. This is a time with shifting priorities. Others, the ones already happily established might choose to self practice on their own. That’s ok. For those joining me, I know things can’t exactly go back to normal, but I know we’ll do our best to move forward, to adapt to challenging times and to thrive with the new opportunities these times and this medium of learning is bringing us.

Mysore Zamalek Classes will restart on Monday, 13 April. Monday and Friday are Led Classes. Tuesday to Thursday are Mysore-style self practice. Please message us if you are interested in joining the program online.

Teaching in Beirut

Yoga is about connections.

For some time I’ve been watching how our neighbouring Beirut’s program has been growing with various teacher friends coming to hold space there. It’s been a pleasure to see Yoga Souk’s Mysore program evolve much like our own in Cairo.

So, it’s a great pleasure to be here now in Beirut teaching at Yoga Souk in Saifi Village. Should you be in Lebanon, I am teaching Mysore-style ashtanga classes Monday to Friday 6:15-10:15 and led classes (for regular practitioners) on Saturdays at 9:30am.

We’ve also started a Yoga Sutras introduction course, which is a rich of exploration of the yoga philosophy that powers our practice. We have four sessions left and there is still time to catch up.

If you are in Cairo, Mysore Zamalek classes are continuing as scheduled at Nūn Center.

March Madness

We have a full schedule once again in March. We are had a retreat in Upper Egypt, more on how it went in a future post.

There’s an International Women’s Day Event at Nūn on March 8 where I will teach a led class and speak on Yoga for a Balanced Life, and we’ll be raffling off a month pass. Money from raffle ticket sales will go to Tawasol, Marwa Fayed’s Toy Run and Heya Masr, all helping to empower women/young girls.

Also, we’ll be staring our next Intro course on March 22.

Please message for questions or to register for the month-long course.

Led Primary Time Machine


Who has never wished to slow time down, or speed it up, or stop time altogether? It might be the stuff of science fiction, but what if I were to tell you that the ultimate time machine can be found on your yoga mat? I know, I know, it might seem like I’m peddling some strange siddhi, or yogic super power like time control. Well…yes…and no. It’s much more down to earth than all that.

Primary Series is the first series of the astanga method (there are 6 in all). Mostly, ashtanga is practiced in a self-paced setting. One performs their postures according to their own breath and abilities. In such a room, you can have beginners doing just the most basic postures while others twist, fly and contort themselves into shapes that one might not think humanly possible. This way of teaching is supplemented by what we call Led Classes. In the later, students practice together led by a teacher who is calling out the asana names and brief but key instructions while counting each vinyasa (breath and its corresponding movement) so that students can develop a steady rhythm and a clean, undistracted yoga practice. It is a class where one’s mental and physical stamina is tested, while one is harmonized into one collective moving breath.

When I really started studying the count of the first series of ashtanga yoga, I become fascinated with how it played with units of time broken down into units of breath/movement or breath/stillness, and how it moved between the two states, each beat with its own number. Until that point, I’d never truly observed time. I didn’t even like numbers. Time happened to me. I waited for it sometimes. It escaped me at other times. Time is and was always there, while I engage in some activity, conversation, even while doing nothing at all. Led Primary changed my relationship with time.

The succinct sanskrit count which is seamlessly coordinated with vinyasa (movement and breath together), drishti (gazing point), and āsana (posture)–what we call tristāna, the three pillars of the practice–allows us to simply be in the moment, to be in time. As we experience time in such a focused and deliberate manner, we learn to just be: be in the inhale or the exhale, be the posture, be in the challenge if its difficult, be in the comfort if it’s easy. We learn to change, to shift quickly, to experience time which is always changing. We learn to drive ourselves, to get past the potential distractions in order to focus on the moment. We learn to be imperfect because we might not always be able to breathe as long, or move as quickly as is asked of us–and because that moment/breath/posture passes in a flash, we also learn to let go, to take things easy, to move on because there’s no time to waste. Every moment is really precious.

Moreover, when we learn to breathe evenly in both the inhale and the exhale, the speed in which time passes become immaterial. The pace of the count can be fast or it can be slow, but it little effects the steadiness of mind when we are breathing in a balanced way. In that way, we also overcome time.

The ashtanga yoga method as a whole has done so much for me, it’s hard to explain how transformative this odd succession of postures strung together with breath can really be. It’s scope is so very wide in my life. But with led primary, learning to count, learning to surrender to the count is a very specific and concentrated experience. I love it more now than ever. The more time I spend with it, the more time it gives me. Time really slows for me between the beginning and the end of each breath, so much happens, and yet the whole series can be done in a flash. In that hour and a half, we can learn to expand and compress time. Ok, not time itself, which is constant, but definitely our experience of time evolves. We learn to be present, which in this day and age is pretty challenging.

I got married recently, and it’s true what every one says that the build up to a wedding can be so big and then the whole crazy thing is done in a flash. I wanted very much to be present and to enjoy this incredibly special day in my life. I remember when I started walking this incredibly long beach aisle to our odd shaped ceremonial arch, I decided to just breathe and take it one step at a time, there was nothing else to do, no one else to be with, nowhere to be other than right there and then. It did go by all too quickly as all greatly lived moments do, but I can also say that I savored it. I can’t imagine I could fall so easily in that space, slowing myself down, without having that blueprint from the practice.

It must be said that led primary can be very difficult and it might take a lot of practice to even start to observe each breath especially when someone is leading you through it. But that too comes with the practice.

So, no, you can’t dial back to whatever year and redo whatever wrong. It’s not that kind of time machine. But Led Primary does help us tune into the world in front of us, into that precious yet fleeting present so that we can simply enjoy it. It helps us live our best possible moment, one we can happily look back on. And it helps us to continue to move on.p with grace and contentment.

Led Primary this Friday at 8:30am at Nūn Center, 4 Shafik Monsour. Mysore Zamalek has led classes twice a month. If you aren’t familiar with the series, please message us to find out the best way to start an ashtanga practice. 

October Schedule Up

September has had us hopping here in Mysore Zamalek and we are happy to welcome back returning students and introduce a whole new group of students to the practice.

Due to some irregularities in our schedule, we won’t be taking in new students until 14 October. And we thank incoming students for their patience. We are also starting our next Intro Course in the October 26, this special month pass for beginners and refreshers include 3 special classes where we speak more on the theory and foundational principles of the practice.

Please note that between September 30 and October 11, I will be teaching from 7am to 9 only, the room is however open for self practice until 10:30am. October 3, 4, 7 and 8 we have no instruction though the room is open for self practice. October 9 is moon day and there is no class.

For more info on joining Mysore sessions and/or the Intro Course, message us at We are located at Nūn Center, 4 Shafiq Mansour, Zamalek, Cairo.

And We Are Back

Classes are back in session here in Cairo. We are happy to get things started this September. It’s a full month.

On top of our regularly schedules classes, Sunday to Thursday 7-10:30am and our two led classes on September 14 and 28 at 8:30am, we are starting our second Ashtanga Yoga Introduction Course, a 4-week course that includes 3 workshop weekend classes and unlimited Mysore classes for the month. It’s a great program for starting or refreshing your yoga practice.

We’ve added “Mysore+”, additional self practice sessions on September 7 and 21, these classes are for quiet exploration of your practice. I will be available in the room while self practicing myself. It will be a nice time to practice together.

Mysore Zamalek classes are at Nūn Center, 4 Shafik Mansour, Zamalek, Cairo. We accept drop ind from experienced practitioners, please contact us to make an appointment if you are a new student. Our email is

The Thread of Practice

Parampara, the unbroken line of lessons from teacher to student, is one of the most striking things about our yoga practice. It is a thread that runs through the practice, that holds it together. Many question this, especially these days. But to say that this has no part in modern day Ashtanga yoga, I think, would be a step in the wrong direction. While I often have long stretches of solo self-practice, I could not do this without a teacher.

Is this system perfect? Well, is our practice perfect? It is all just a process. We’re constantly learning, constantly evolving and innovating.

As I take time off from teaching my own students for the next couple of months to visit my own teacher at the source of Ashtanga yoga in Mysore, India this thread becomes ever more present, ever more felt, ever more experienced.

Yoga becomes alive in such learning spaces. I learned long ago that I had to give up my aspirations to teach. Period. To be a student is one of the greatest gifts, to be in a position to receive, to learn, to grow, and to be guided when undergoing such a precious journey is such a blessing. And while I feel the separation between myself and those who I meet daily on the mat, I know that for now it is time for me to learn, to nourish my own practice, and that the long arms of these two months ahead will extend far longer than one might imagine.

Mysore Zamalek is closed from today till early August. We look forward up restarting with you then!

Practice Self Forgiveness


Photo by Michael Tutaan, Boracay, Philippines

The great irony, perhaps, of diving deeper into this physical practice is how metaphysical it becomes, the more advanced the posture, the more subtle the mind and the heart. How, for example, taking one’s leg behind the head is less about the openness of hips, the ability to internally rotate the leg while lifting the center and, with it, the back–though all fundamentally a part of the process–than it is about cultivating patience and perseverance.

Once in a while, I ask myself, what have I learned? What is new, especially when there are no new postures to investigate or obsess about? It has been two years, almost, since I’ve studied with my teacher in Mysore and my practice seems to be greatly about establishing a steady rhythm, building strength and getting comfortable. Some days are tougher than others, I must admit, developing strength seems to have come with loosing a certain amount of bendiness. And establishing a life in one place, as I have done this year in Egypt, comes with an entirely different set of challenges that sometimes get in the way of the smooth flow of practice.

For me, I think one of the greatest lessons of cozying up to the intermediate series these last two years is learning to forgive myself.  I may have not overcome my own expectations, they creep up on me still while on the mat (not to mention off the mat!), but it’s never so hard as before. Mostly, because I’m not as hard on myself as I was before. Often, I find myself humorously observing the struggles, the days I ate pasta and how that feels in titthibhāsana, the days I can’t get a good grip on the mat in karandavāsana and fall, the days I get on the mat late and I’m so tired that I’m practically crawling through the practice. It’s all ok, I can’t always be my best physically though I can still put my best effort forward based on the conditions that I am given and that I allow myself.

We cause so much undue suffering with unforgiving thoughts: why can’t I do it, what’s wrong with me, why am I not good enough? Such fluctuations of the mind are debilitating, they stall us, not just mentally but physically too, they keep us from moving forward. And thus the relationship between the mind and the body continues. So, instead, let’s be kind to ourselves, let’s be sweet and also honest. Be honorable, admit when it’s hard but do not harden because of it. Forgiveness in itself is a deep and fulfilling practice.

This May in Mysore Zamalek

So excited to start Ramadan sessions, one of my favorite teaching seasons in Egypt. Unfortunately, I will be unable to complete Ramadan to full term this year as I am traveling back to India for short period of study.

But I am still happy to kick off the season and hopefully can prepare our students for self-practice time ahead. For more info on how to join the program, email me at or

Yoga In Action Challenge

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Yoga In Action Challenge
Magnolia and I created this fun Instagram challenge in an effort to bring balance to our lives. From polarizing political news to interwebs drama, we found social media to be draining our time and energy. As an antidote, we thought it would be nice to bring attention and awareness to the other aspects of yoga and, at the same time, spread positivity and inspiration within our social media feeds.

With the support of  Webby Award-winning lifestyle site,, we are excited to launch our Yoga In Action Challenge. It’s a seven-day challenge featuring a a mix of seva (selfless service), svadhyaya (self-study), and dinacharya (self-care): all good things that make up a complete and integrated yoga practice. We hope this challenge brings you lightness, joy, and a sense of freedom.

Yours in service,
Kaz and Magnolia

-This is a seven day challenge

-Official Launch is Spring Equinox March 20th, 2018!

-Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate

-Information for the challenge will be up for the entirety of March here: Mysore SF and Mysore Zamalek. Information will also be available on Instagram handles @mysoresf @mysorezamalek and @livesonima

-Some challenges require preparations ahead of time. For example, day 6 volunteering at a least one hour at a local non profit may take some time to research and organize. I’ve used to help find ideas of where to volunteer. A google search works just as well.

-Participants, please post at least one image of your choosing each day. It can either show the work you’ve done or express the bhava (emotion or sentiment) of the challenge. Feel free to copy and paste Sonima’s image for the challenge of the day. We have also included illustrations by a fellow Ashtangi practitioner feel free to include her work as well.

-The more information you provide of your experience the better, but as always please do what feels natural and genuine.

-Make sure to include the following hashtags
#yogainactionchallenge  #yogainaction  #seva  #selflessservice  #svadhyaya  #selfstudy  #yogasutras  #morethanasana

-Here are some additional hashtag suggestions. Please include others you find appropriate:
#yoga  #selfcare  #8limbs  #eightlimbs  #yogabasics  #practicalpractice

– In addition to #yogainaction, please hashtag the daily challenges specifically, i.e.
Day 1 #svadyaya, Day 2  #reachout, Day 3 #randomactofkindness, etc…


Day 1 – Svadyaya, (Self-study) – The fourth niyama of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras refers to studying the self through yogic scriptures, including this ancient work, plus  The Bhagavad Gita, and The Hatha Yoga Pradipika. For today’s challenge, start a book about yoga (no pressure to finish it in one day!) and as you go, make sure to reflect on its key messages. Does it resonate with you or with your practice? If not, how can you apply it to your own practice?

Alternative challenge: Given our modern-day lives perhaps we may not have time to delve into these ancient texts. In order to honor our particular situations, find an article about yoga online (check out Sharath Jois and Andrew Hillam‘s columns on that helps you move toward self-realization.

Day 2 – Reach Out – We all have people in our lives—friends, family, loved ones—who,  for whatever reason, we are no longer in contact. Sometimes, we simply drift apart, while other times, we need to forgive or ask for forgiveness. Send a heartfelt email or letter to three of these people today.

Alternative challenge: If you’re not the next Marcel Proust and writing is not your thing, then a phone call or shared cup of tea will do just fine.

Day 3 – Random Act of Kindness – Aesop, a Greek fabulist and storyteller once said “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” Next time you’re standing in line for a coffee or tea, surprise someone behind you by buying theirs.

Alternative challenge: If you’re short on cash, help a stranger out by giving them a hand with their heavy bags at the grocery store. You could also leave a treat, a gift certificate or just a simple kind note in your neighbor’s mailbox. SURPRISE!

Day 4 – Social Media Sleep Mode – At the sake of biting the hand that feeds us, we’d like to call out that the average adult spends two hours a day on social media. Not just Americans, but people around the globe, too. It might seem counter-intuitive, but today, we suggest to turn off your phone or, at least, your social media accounts. Instead of spending two hours scrolling, see what other activity, big or small, you can do in that time. Who would you speak to in-person if you weren’t online chatting? What love-filled, real-life action might be replaced by liking a dozen pictures and videos online?

Alternative challenge: If a 24-hour digital sabbatical seems extreme to you, designate a time to check in the morning and again in the evening, keeping the time in between technology-free.

Day 5 – Nurture in Nature – Ayurveda, India’s ancient healing tradition, advises spending time in nature everyday. These days, we spend most of our time indoors, or in cars, or in cities. Nature is a salve for such modern-day living. Spend a portion of today outdoors: Go somewhere wild or lush, walk, sit, run or play, engaging the five senses with nature. If you’re looking to enjoy the great outdoors for more than a day, here are 25 beautiful places in the world to find peace of mind: Sonima

Alternative challenge: If you are unable to get away, a 10-minute stroll in a nearby park or botanical garden will do wonders for your spirit.

Day 6  – Spirit of Service. Seva, or selfless service, is at the heart of the yoga tradition. This is where we take the practice off our own mats and into our communities. How can we contribute toward a greater good? Who around us needs assistance? Volunteer at an organization that supports a cause you believe in. Yoga is most present in these moments of true service.

Alternative challenge: In case there isn’t time to volunteer for a non-profit or social welfare organization, offer your time to someone you know who needs help. You could help a friend or acquaintance who needs to clean out an office or closet, edit a resume, or watch their kids for an hour. Help is always appreciated.

Day 7 – Share a meal – American restaurant critic, journalist, and author Craig Claiborne once said “Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.” For our last challenge, cook or bake a dish and give it to someone. You can either share a meal together with someone you know and love or you can gift this food to a stranger or someone in need.

Alternative challenge: If you’re no Julia Child or don’t have time to cook, why not invite someone out to one of your favorite restaurants or order something together at home. You could also bring your favorite cake or dessert to share with friends, coworkers, or acquaintances.

We hope that this challenge brings you what it has already brought us, even in its early planning stages: connection, community, an appreciation of the principles of yoga and the responsibility that comes with the teachings, and, most of all, the enthusiasm for the infinite ways we can live the yoga practice in our day-to-day lives. Thank you for joining us, we are excited to practice with you this first week of spring!


Gracias a Beatriz Betancourt por su traducción al Espańol! 

Reto de Yoga en Acción

Magnolia y yo hemos creado este reto en Instagram, en un esfuerzo para traer equilibrio y balance a nuestras vidas. Encontramos que los medios de comunicación y las redes sociales, están desgastando nuestro tiempo y energía. Como antídoto, pensamos que sería bueno, poner atención y prestar conciencia, a otros aspectos del yoga. Y al mismo tiempo permear de positividad, nuestros pensamientos y nuestra comunicación con los demás.

Con la ayuda de, lanzamos en conjunto nuestro reto de Yoga en Acción. El cual nos tiene sumamente emocionadas, este reto consiste de siete días, presentando una mezcla de Seva servicio desinteresado, Svadhaya Autoestudio y Dinacharya auto cuidado. Las cuales conforman, una práctica integral de yoga. Deseamos que este reto, les traiga ligereza, felicidad y libertad.

Kaz y Magnolia


– Este es un retode7días

– Lanzamiento oficial 20 de marzo de 2018 equinoccio de primavera.

– Todos están invitados a participar.

– La información del reto se podrá encontrar durante todo Marzo en: Mysore SF y Mysore Zamalek. La información también se puede obtener en Instagram @mysoresf @mysorezamalek y en @livesonima.

– Algunos de los retos necesitan de preparación de antemano. Por ejemplo, el dia 6  debes ofrecer tú tiempo como voluntario en una organización local no lucrativa, por lo menos durante una hora. Esto puede tomar algo de tiempo para investigar y organizar. Yo he usado para ayudarme a encontrar ideas de sitios donde puedo ofrecerme como voluntaria. Buscar en google también puede ayudarte.

– Todos los participantes deben postear al día por lo menos una imagen de su elección. Esta imagen puede enseñar el trabajo que hayan hecho o expresar la bhava( emoción o sentimiento) del reto. Siéntanse libres de copiar y publicar la imagen de Sonima del reto del día. También hemos incluido ilustraciones de nuestra compañera y practicante ashtangi, de quien también pueden incluir su trabajo.

– Entre mas información nos compartan de su experiencia mejor, pero por favor siempre hagan lo que se sienta natural y auténtico .

– Asegúrense de incluir los siguientes hashtags:

#yogainactionchallenge#yogainaction#seva#selflessservice#svadhaya #selfstudy #yogasutras #morethanasana

– Aqui hay otras sugerencias de posibles hashtags y pueden incluir algunos otros que crean apropiados:

#yoga #selfcare #8limbs #eightlimbs #yogabasics #practicalpractice #practicemakespractice

– Ademas de #yogainaction, porfavor también especifiquen los hashtags de los retos diarios, por ejemplo.

– Dia 1 #svadyaya, Dia 2 #reachout, Dia 3 #randomactofkindness, etc.

Retos diarios:

Dia 1-Svadyaya (Auto – estudio)- El cuarto nyama del Yoga Sutra de Patanjali se refiere al estudio del ser por medio de las escrituras yogicas, las cuales incluyen este antiguo trabajo, así como el Bhagavad GITA Y el Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Para el reto de hoy, empieza a leer un libro acerca del yoga ( sin presión de tener que terminarlo en un día!) y conforme lo lees, asegurate de reflexionar en los mensajes clave. Se alinea con tu práctica? Si no, como puedes aplicarlo a tu propia práctica?

Reto Alternativo: Debido a nuestras vidas modernas tal vez no tenemos tiempo de sumergirnos en estos antiguos textos. Para poder respetar nuestras situaciones particulares, será suficiente encontrar un articulo de yoga en la red ( te recomendamos checar la columna de Sharath Jois y Andrew Hillam en el cual te pueda ayudar a moverte hacia la auto-realización.

Dia 2 Reach out. ( Acércate )Todos tenemos gente en nuestras vidas, amigos, familia, gente querida, con quienes por la razón que sea, hemos perdido contacto. A veces simplemente nos distanciamos, mientras que otras veces lo que necesitamos es perdonar o ser perdonados. Manda un cordial correo o una carta a tres de estas personas .

Reto Alternativo: Si no eres ningún Marcel Proust , y lo tuyo no es escribir, entonces una llamada por teléfono o simplemente compartir una taza de té con esa persona sera suficiente.

Dia 3 – Random Act of Kindness ( Acto de Bondad al azar) Esopo – Escritor griego conocido como el creador de la fábula una vez dijo “ningún acto de bondad, sin importar que tan pequeño sea , es desperdiciado”. La próxima vez que estés formado para comprar tu cafe o té, sorprende a la persona de atrás de ti comprándoles el suyo.

Reto Alternativo: Si te encuentras apretado de dinero, entonces ayuda a un extraño cargando sus pesadas bolsas del supermercado. También puedes dejar una pequeña sorpresa o un certificado de regalo o simplemente una nota en el buzón de tu vecino. SORPRESA!

Dia 4 – Social Media Sleep Mode ( A poner a Los medios de comunicación social en modo de dormir) no es que queramos morder la mano que nos alimenta, pero nos gustaría llamar su atención ya que un adulto pasa en promedio dos horas y media en redes de comunicación sociales. No solo los Americanos, pero la gente alrededor del mundo también lo hace. Podrá sonar contraintuitivo , pero hoy , sugerimos apagar tu teléfono o por lo menos tus cuentas de redes sociales . En vez de pasarte dos horas surfeando, ve que otra actividad , pequeña o grande, puedes hacer durante ese tiempo. A quien le platicarías en persona si no estuvieras chateando en linea? Que acción real , llena de amor puede estar siendo remplazada al darle like a docenas de fotos y de videos en linea?

Reto Alternativo: Si 24 horas sabáticas digitales te parece un poco extremoso, asigna un tiempo específico para checar en la mañana y otro tiempo en la tarde, pero absteniéndote de hacerlo el resto del tiempo.

Día 5. Nurture in Nature (Nútrete de la Naturaleza) El Ayurveda ,la antigua tradición curativa Hindu , recomienda pasar tiempo todos los días en la naturaleza. Estos días pasamos la mayor parte de nuestro tiempo adentro, en nuestros coches o en la cuidad. La Naturaleza es un calmante para nuestras vidas modernas. Pasa una porción del día en la Naturaleza. Ve algún lugar donde puedas sentarte, caminar o correr para que puedas sumergir tus cinco sentidos en la Naturaleza. Si piensas disfrutar de la Naturaleza por mas de un día, aquí te recomendamos 25 lugares donde puedes encontrar paz: Sonima.

Reto Alternativo: Si no puedes viajar, caminar 10 minutos en algún parque cercano o jardín botánicos. Esto será suficiente para elevar tu Espíritu.

Día 6- Spirit of Service (Servicio Desinteresado). Seva o servicio desinteresado , está en el corazón de la tradición de yoga. Aquí es donde llevamos la práctica de nuestro tapete a nuestras comunidades. Como contribuir para el bien mayor? Quienes de nuestro alrededor necesitan ayuda? Ofrécete como voluntario en una organización que soporte la causa de tu elección. Yoga está más presente en los momentos de servicio.

Reto Alternativo. Si no tienes tiempo de ofrecerte como voluntario en una sociedad no lucrativa ofrece tu tiempo a alguien que lo necesite. Puedes ayudar algun amigo o conocido a limpiar su oficina o su closet, corregir su ensayo, o cuidar a sus hijos. La ayuda siempre es apreciada.

Día 7 – Share a meal (Comparte una comida ). El periodista y gastrónomo , Craig Claiborne, dijo : “Cocinar de niño es un juego, y un placer para el adulto “. Para nuestro último reto , cocina un platillo y regálaselo a alguien. Puedes compartir una comida con alguien que conozcas y aprecias o darla a una persona necesitada.

Reto Alternativo. Si no eres un experto en la cocina como Julia Child, o simplemente no tienes tiempo para cocinar , solo invita a alguien a cenar o comer contigo a tu restaurante preferido o simplemente ordena comida y disfrutarla en compañía de alguien en tu casa. También puedes traer tu postre favorito y compartirlo en el trabajo con amigos, conocidos o compañeros de trabajo.

Esperamos que este reto les traiga lo que nos ha traído a nosotros desde que empezamos a planearlo: conexión, comunidad, y apreciación por los principios del Yoga,, pero sobretodo el entusiasmo infinito de las diversas maneras en que nosotros podemos vivir y practicar Yoga en nuestra vida diaria. Gracias por acompañarnos y estamos muy entusiasmadas de practicar con ustedes esta primera semana de Primavera.