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Lynn Morgan - Days Creek, Oregon ~ acornmoon@aol.com Certified Yoga Instructor: July 2004
My personal Yoga is about keeping the joints fluid; the muscles both limber and strong; improving balance; achieving enhanced awareness of our inner world and how our bodies work. The intent is to increase health, safety, enjoyment of ourselves and the world around us. The key components of these classes are made up of learning gentleness to ourselves, compassionate acceptance, quiet power (self-confidence without Ego), anatomy education, and fun :) Yoga is a life style. It is not just a series of body postures. It is also a choice to live with integrity and compassion to yourself as well as to others. Very gently, we work on stretching and strengthening. Joint mobility and range of motion stretches are an integral part of the practice. Yoga is a support system for the body. It is a diagnostic tool to show you where each joint is today; Where the muscles are and what they are doing; Where your mind is, and what it is doing. There isn't any judgment in it .. it just is where and what it is at the moment. The human body is beautifully diverse. Each individual can experience the variety and joys of yoga, when given the right instructions, with  as much alternate information as possible. Everyone can explore their own special journeys. That is where you start your practice ... today. What is Yoga? Yoga is whatever you choose it to be. It is personal. It is beautiful. You are beautiful.
Breathing: Visual - in through the lower spine, out the top of the head; in through the head, down the sides of the spine, up the front and back of the spine; down the front and back, up the sides; in through top and bottom, out through arms; in a column of the spine, out through skin; in through heart, expanding into other organs, out through arms or top of head.

"Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.”

George Bernard Shaw

What if our religion was each other? If our practice was our life?  If prayer, our words? What if the temple was the Earth? If forests were our church? If holy water - the rivers, lakes, and ocean? What if meditation was our relationships? If the teacher was life?  If wisdom was self-knowledge?  If love was the center of our being? ~ Ganga White

Community Participation

It is critically important to our well being to be a part of something larger than ourselves. Look around your community and find something that appeals to you. Even small things can make a large difference.  It is our diversity that makes us stronger.  By nature, I am an introvert. Yet when I believe passionately in what I am doing, I can emerge from my isolation to offer what feels comfortable to me.  Each and every one of us can make a difference.  Everything you say and do ... it matters.  Compassion. Kindness. Love.
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