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Sunday Stillness March 29, 2020

Posted by ajoyfulpractice in Bhakti, Changing Perspectives, Depression, Dharma, Faith, Gratitude, Healing Stories, Hope, Life, Loss, Love, Meditation, Mysticism, Pain, Peace, Poetry, Suffering, Tragedy, Wisdom, Writing, Yoga.
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“Moments of great calm,
Kneeling before an alter
Of wood in a stone church”

– from “Kneeling” by R. S. Thomas, with accompanying music composed by Hilary Tann, featuring Guy Johnston

From the very moment we are born, we are moving towards stillness. Since the practice is a reflection of life (and “how we do yoga is how we do life”), it makes sense that the moment we hit the mat…we are moving towards stillness. Savasana, the seat of the corpse or Dead Man’s Pose, is the peak pose for almost every practice – even when it is not advertised as such – and despite the t-shirts, it is the pose that most often gets skipped (or shorted).

So, what are we missing?

To find out what we’re missing, let’s very intentionally and very deliberately move towards stillness. Join me on the Zoom mat, Sunday at 2:30 PM for a 65-minute practice featuring the poetry of R. S. Thomas (b. 3/29/1913), a man once described as ” a poet of…the unanswered prayer, the bleak trek through darkness….”

Sunday’s playlist is already posted on Spotify and will be available on my YouTube channel. If you’re interested in the inspiration behind the music, check out this Kiss My Asana post from 2019.

### OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTIHI OM ###

 

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1. Eileen O'Toole - March 29, 2020

So great, this Zoom Yoga!
Peace.

ajoyfulpractice - March 29, 2020

Peace!

2. Katherine Johnson - March 29, 2020

Hello, Myra. Sending this email to let you know I joined your 2:30 class via Zoom this afternoon. It was wonderful to practice with you and left me feeling energized. Thank you!

I have been attending your classes at the downtown YMCA and am guessing the Zoom class was intended for those who practice with you at another location? I’d be glad to pay for the class if that’s the case. Just let me know the amount. It was a bit beyond my ability but I certainly enjoyed the virtual community.

Peace to you. Take care. Katherine

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 3:34 AM A Joyful Practice wrote:

> ajoyfulpractice posted: ” “Moments of great calm, Kneeling before an alter > Of wood in a stone church” – from “Kneeling” by R. S. Thomas, with > accompanying music composed by Hilary Tann, featuring Guy Johnston From the > very moment we are born, we are moving towards stillness. Sinc” >

ajoyfulpractice - March 29, 2020

Hello Katherine,
Glad you made it today. I will reach out to you directly about today’s sequence and what felt beyond you. Right now the Zoom classes are for everyone and anyone. You can purchase a class or a package online at https://a-joyful-practice.square.site OR you can make a tax deductible donation at https://commongroundmeditation.org/about/supporting-the-center/

You use a package or a donation to cover any of these practices.

Stay well,
Myra


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