Somehow I discovered using Zoom for yoga and meditation. It has given us the ability to come together and practice in our normal classes while in the safety of our homes. I've intentionally kept the group mostly to the Seymour community of individuals who normally come to yoga classes at the Mountain View Chiropractic Clinic. My family has been attending, as have a few good friends from other places. These classes have helped me weather the storm that's for sure. They will continue through 2020 and probably longer. I am planning to keep Zoom as an option for those who live far away and those who are not comfortable being around others. Frankly I do not know when it will be safe to get together in the space we have. Jamie and I would like to get us together as a group in a way that those who gather feel safe. We are still considering all options.
The holidays are ahead, and we are being cautioned to stay home and keep gatherings at a minimum. Once more, practice Ahimsa (non-harming), keep those you love safe. Remember to keep smiling (even though we are wearing masks these days, eyes sparkle when you smile, and your body feels it too) and taking those long slow deep breaths when necessary. Use whatever virtual resources (phone, Facetime, Facebook, Zoom, etc) you can to reach out to friends and family safely. Stay safe and healthy this season. During the holiday season take some time for yourself, relax and breathe deeply. Create a nice cozy place to curl up and relax in; read a book, listen to music, meditate, and practice yoga nidra (progressive body relaxation).