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Star Wars Lagniappe May 4, 2021

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Putting together playlists for the virtual classes is it’s own kind of “practice.” As I have mentioned before, some of the music I have purchased to use in-person is not available on the streaming services. For instance, for almost a decade, my “May the 4th Be With You” playlist has included a recording of the “Cantina Band” that included the shootout between Han Solo and Greedo; but I couldn’t find that (commercial) version on YouTube or Spotify so I worked around it.

However, for almost every recording I haven’t been able to find over this last year of virtual practice, there has some gems that I might not have ever known about in the “before” time. Sometimes, like today, the special piece becomes lagniappe (a “little something extra”) on the playlist, because it is only on one platform. Here is today’s Star Wars Lagniappe!


May the Fourth Awaken New Hope (with links and music) May 4, 2021

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“Ramadān Mubarak, Blessed Ramadān!” to anyone who is observing the month of Ramadan. Many blessings, also, to those who are Counting the Omer.

“The act of living generates a force field, an energy. That energy surrounds us; when we die, that energy joins with all the other energy. There is a giant mass of energy in the universe that has a good side and a bad side. We are part of the Force because we generate the power that makes the Force live. When we die, we become part of that Force, so we never really die; we continue as part of the Force.”


– George Lucas explaining “The Force” in a production meeting for the Empire Strikes Back (quoted in Star Wars: The Anointed Screenplays by Laurent Bouzereau (1997)


Please join me today (Tuesday, May the 4th) at 12:00 PM or 7:15 PM for a yoga practice on Zoom. Use the link from the “Class Schedules” calendar if you run into any problems checking into the class. Give yourself extra time to log in if you have not upgraded to Zoom 5.0. You can request an audio recording of this practice via a comment below or by emailing myra (at) ajoyfulpractice.com.


Tuesday’s playlist is available on YouTube and Spotify.


You can read more about “the Force” in yoga here and more about using “the Force” in yoga here.

In the spirit of generosity (“dana”), the Zoom classes, playlists, and blog posts are freely given and freely received. Don’t feel “fourthed,” but please keep in mind that there’s still time to Kiss My Asana! Donations to the yogathon are counted for classes. If you are able to support these teachings, please do so as your heart moves you. (NOTE: You can donate even if you are “attending” a practice that is not designated as a “Common Ground Meditation Center” practice, or you can purchase class(es). If you don’t mind me knowing your donation amount you can also donate to me directly. Donations to Common Ground are tax deductible; class purchases and donations directly to me are not necessarily deductible.)