International Yoga Day

Today, June 21st 2017, is the summer solstice. The longest day of the year. It is also International Yoga Day or so says the myriad of Instagram and Facebook posts that have been popping up on my feeds today. Perhaps we could blend the two together and practice the Sun Salutation, Surya Namaskar, honoring and thanking the sun on the longest day of the year and practicing our asana at the same time. Or, if you happen to be in Australia, you could practice the Moon Salutation, Chandra Namaskar, to honor and give thanks to the moon for the longest night of the year.

Silver Avenue Family Health Center Yogis in Navasana


This morning, like most Wednesday mornings, I arrived at the Silver Avenue Family Health Center to lead two community yoga classes. We pushed the chairs, tables, and other conference room items out of the way and set up our mats, blocks, bolsters, and blankets; two rows of four and a little room in the back should a ninth and tenth student show up. Two weeks ago we had a special addition to our class, Melissa Culross from KCBS radio. Today I was eager to share the radio clips she had put together which aired on KCBS news. Everyone was delighted by the stories. We especially loved hearing our fellow yogis speaking! Go ahead and hear it for yourself…

Silver Avenue Family Health Center Yogis in Virbadrasana 3