That is, of course, if you tune out the Friday/Sunday rumble of airplanes and helicopters and the monster SUVs vying for coveted beach parking places.
But this year is special. Summer + post-vax reopening = busy busy busy! People are everywhere doing everything at once. My friends in retail and service industries report that customers are back with their notorious impatience and impertinence. Everyone wants everything now. It’s not possible. My beach towels are on back order till September.
I feel so privileged to be the one who gets to calm everyone down—and be calmed by the two-way current of yoga practice and teaching. Each time you and I lay down our mats, we enter the grand tradition of yoga. And we emerge more serene, more stable, and more sane. We can face this day and the next not with dread but with enthusiasm.
While many associate yoga with outlandish flexibility, with stretching our boundaries and exceeding our self-imposed limits, at its core, yoga is a stabilizing practice. It allows us to accept what is. To stay in one place. Like the “stays” on sailboats, yoga tethers us to our midlines, brings us back to center.