If you live in the Redlands, California area, please check out Inner Evolution Yoga.
Phil and I were originally climbing buddies before he opened his own studio. His studio donates to local causes, and has weekly community donation yoga classes, where anyone can come and practice yoga for whatever they can afford. Inner Evolution is about community.
The Yogis call it your ‘yoga practice’, because that’s all it is. It’s like life, something that you must practice, and get better at. Some days are better than others. There are many physiological aspects that Yoga is assisting me with, such as breathing and core strength. Yoga also reminds me that it is okay to let some things go. If it is going to injure you, then let it go. Come back to it next time. Patience and persistence. There are many analogies.
And on that note, something completely different (not really). When I watched the following Nike commercial, I became overwhelmed with emotion. I usually don’t pay much attention to commercials, but I get this one. It’s like Dr. Seuss’ “Oh The Places You’ll Go” for extreme & endurance athletes.
“You’re in a fight against an opponent you cant see but oh, you can feel em’ on your heels cant you? Feel em’ breathing down your neck. Know what that is? THAT’S YOU.”
go get em.