This morning, I attended a yoga class at a climbing gym to honor the practice I love so much and to celebrate all that I have in my life during this Thanksgiving holiday.Â Itâ€™s so humbling that we all stop once a year for a long weekend to give thanks for friends and family, the things we have accomplished, and to consider what that next step might be by living from the heart.
I know I have so much to be thankful for.
Jessica Ewart, instructor and founder of Zuddhi Yoga, led a two hour class this morning at the Tennessee Bouldering Authority indoor climbing gym (located in the St. Elmo area of Chattanooga, TN), that for me, helped shed some of the heaviness of the feast the day beforeâ€”and maybe even a bit of that heaviness from all of the challenges and frustrations of the past year.
We started with the core, interlaced some new and fun arm balances in between vinyasas, lengthening and twisting, meeting on the floor, going deeper, breathing deeper.Â What a way to pay tribute to this life.
Jessica spread the word about this class throughout Chattanooga as â€œa chance to shed some layers and give thanks for our yoga practice as a community.â€
It was a sold-out show.
Check out Zuddhi Yoga the next time you are in Chattanooga, offering incredible yoga opportunities all over the cityâ€”everything from Night Owl Yoga to community classes and new the rage, Slackline Yoga.
And check out the Tennessee Bouldering Authority in the St. Elmo area of Chattanoogaâ€”Chattanoogaâ€™s first indoor bouldering and rock-climbing facility.Â If youâ€™re a climber, this is your first stop in the Scenic City.Â Oh yes, and they have yoga too.
So what are you thankful for?
How did you celebrate this Thanksgiving weekend?Â Post it, let us all know and letâ€™s celebrate who we are.
I am so thankful for my family, for this practice of yoga, for Jessicaâ€™s class this morning, Zuddhi Yoga, TBA, Namaste Yâ€™all, and for everyone who joins me in this experiment of breath and body awareness, whatever your practice is â€¦ thank you.