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Salaam ,

If you attended Restorative Yoga or FOGA last week, we practised Nadi Shodhana Pranayama [Alternate Nostril Breathing] in both classes. (At least I think we did it in both classes — it's unfortunately not a cure for a failing memory.)

Anyway, before I forget, here's a fascinating read (or listen) about the remarkable benefits of conscious breathing at aeon by Bristol's MM Owen.

"Hillary Clinton has said that, along with Chardonnay, yogic breathwork helped her get over losing the 2016 US election to Donald Trump."

Andrew (Indri)

the next 4 week s t r e t c h

RESTORATIVE Yoga: Tuesdays at 1830 (please arrive 15 minutes early if you're new to yoga or Indri Yoga)
50+ Yoga (FOGA): Wednesdays at 0900 (This program is full. More info soon.)


Seems to me that Ann's away this week so we'll just practise Savasana all class (kidding).

The new batch of yoga blacks is for Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose), another Warrior III prep asana that's half balance and half leg-strengthening practice.

50+ OVER YOGA: WED, MAR 4 @0900

FOGA Week 3 of 6
Seated Poses to Improve Alignment, Range of Motion + Strength

  1. Seated Mountain
  2. Finger and Toe Flings and Curls
  3. Infinite Shoulders
  4. Universal Arms
  5. Side Bending
  6. “As If” Chair
  7. Hugging Arms
  8. Seated Backbends

feat. Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana [Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose] mostly because it's such a fun long name for an asana

50+ OVER YOGA: WED, MAR 11 @0900

FOGA Week 4 of 6
Balance Poses to Boost Strength and Reduce Fall Risk

  1. Vrksasana [Tree Pose]
  2. Talasana [Palm Tree Pose]
  3. Virabhadrasana [Warrior III Pose]
  4. Garudasana [Eagle Pose]
  5. Tight Rope Pose
Irish poet, author, priest, and Hegelian philosopher, John O'Donohue
For a New Beginning

In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.

Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life's desire.

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

— John O'Donohue

2017 On Being Project Podcast with John O'Donohue

about by the idea of attending a Restorative Yoga or FOGA (50+ Yoga) class?

Just call me (Andrew) at 902-220-1495 and I'll walk you through it, or you can read the Indri Yoga FAQs.

If I don't answer, I'm either in a meeting at one of my other jobs, asleep, or some combination of the two, but I will call you back.

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Reviews + Credits + Thanks

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  • Yogi Theo™ graphics courtesy the charming Italian illustrator at REDBUBBLE.
  • John O'Donohue's "For a New Beginning" poem via South Australian counsellor, teacher, author and bridge builder, Garry Gilfoy (thanks Gaza!)
  • "Two birds with bits of blue on a branch" photo by Vincent van Zalinge at Unsplash
Indri Yoga

Fort Massey United Church
5303 Tobin Street Halifax NS B3H 1S3

+1 902 220 1495