September is National Yoga Month and we have a few surprises in store!
Traditionally, September is also a month of change. Once summer starts to wind down, we know a new school year will officially shift into gear. As kids, many of us loved the idea of a fresh start in the fall and the feeling of endless possibilities associated with that - - new teachers, classes, notebooks, supplies, and a new wardrobe!
Now as adults, we notice the sun rises just a bit later each morning and sets a bit earlier in the evening. With each passing day, the air grows cool and crisp.
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, "The only constant is change." Autumn reminds us that our bodies, minds, and surroundings are always changing and evolving.
Taking our cue from the seasons, we are excited to announce a re-launch of our Jaya Blog starting Labor Day!
Thanks to the vision and passion of our own Jeanne Foley, Jaya will be offering weekly insights not only into yoga, but also into health, wellness, and recipes. Basically, all things Jaya and more!
On the first Monday of each month Hilary will start things rolling with a personal note, sharing her insight in “Hilary’s Monthly Musings.”
On the second Monday we will offer an essay by our blog editor in chief, Jeanne Foley or a guest writer. Topics will vary, depending on the author, but will be in harmony with the idea of yoga and wellness.
On the third Monday we will offer “Spotlight on … “. Each month we will share a close and personal look at one of Jaya's teachers. This will give you the opportunity to get to know your yoga teacher outside of class. Topics will generally touch on their path to becoming a teacher and insights about their journey. You never know what you might learn!
On the fourth Monday we will announce the following month’s “Pose of the Month.” The article will serve as a touchstone throughout the month, should you wish to revisit the information provided. Photographs of the pose will accompany the article as illustration. The more you know, the more you understand, and the more you understand, the more you can use that to enrich your personal practice. Before long you will get to know the ins and outs of that month’s pose, just in time to learn what the next “POM” will be! This will be a fun and challenging way for each of us, no matter what level, to put our focus into our own practice as we explore in depth the various poses and learn firsthand how they can enhance and expand our journey.
As the next 12 months unfold, we will be offering other fun and interesting tidbits on the blog, so please keep us on your regular “blogs to check out” list. Let us be your first stop for information, not only on happenings at Jaya, but also on how yoga/mindfulness/meditation can enhance your life. Perhaps you will find yourself sharing articles from our blog with your friends.
Jaya is all about community, and we are committed to empowering you to be the best version of yourselves both on and off the mat. Life is yoga. Yoga is life.
Be sure to check us out on Labor Day!
Hilary & Jeanne