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Ground Yourself During the Turmoil. Support Our Kiva Loan and Help us Raise $10,000!

Sara Agelasto
Dear Friends,
 
It has been an exhausting couple of weeks here in the United States. In addition to everything we normally have going on in our lives, we are being tormented by misinformation, lies and deceit in the executive office of our government. It is hard to keep up with it all and this is leading to frustration, hopelessness and overwhelm. What can we do? I mentioned in our last newsletter that the ancient yogis suggest following one or all of the paths towards self-realization through study, selfless service and devotion to a higher power.
 
It is most important that we stay grounded during these times and thankfully our yoga practice offers us many options:
 
1. Standing Poses, Standing Poses, Standing Poses. When in doubt, standing poses are very grounding. Standing poses are appropriate for beginners and they can be practiced almost anywhere and with minimal props. Check out these videos we made with Senior Iyengar Teacher, John Schumacher, teaching many of the beginning standing poses. 
 
2. Restorative Yoga -  On days when standing poses feel like too much, try some calming restorative poses. The simple action of lying in Savasana for a few minutes and taking slow steady even breaths in and out can have a profound calming effect. If you have access to props, try a pose like Supta Virasana. If you are constantly on the road, Urdhva Prasarita Padasana, upward extended foot pose, may do the trick.
 
3. Eat Grounding Foods - Root Vegetables, like potatoes and squash, and whole grains, nuts and seeds are very grounding. Roast your root vegetables with a little bit of oil, salt, pepper and your favorite spices. Yum!
 
4. Connect with each other and with the earth. Get outside. Get off of your computer and go for a walk, preferably with other people. In fact, include your friends and family in all of the activities above - practicing yoga, eating whole foods and being together in nature. We will get through this together. 
 
Wishing you Much Love and Compassion,
 
Sara Miles Pope Agelasto
Co-Founder, iHanuman
 
Help Us Raise $10,000 on Kiva! iHanuman qualifies for a second 0% interest loan on Kiva. Kiva is the first and largest micro-lending service in the world. A loan of $10,000 helps us to implement an online marketing strategy and develop content to attract new teachers, studios, and products for our download store. If you appreciate the work that we do, please Consider a contribution and Help Us Spread the Word!  (Remember this is a Loan, so you WILL be PAID BACK.)
 
Latest Yoga Studio: Olympic Iyengar Yoga provides instruction in Iyengar Yoga by Robin Popinski, a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, at a full-service downtown Port Angeles, Washington yoga studio. Learn More about Olympic Iyengar Yoga Now!  Would you like to list your Yoga Studio in Our Studio Directory? It's FREE! Sign up for an account and Add Your Studio Now!

New Recordings with Kofi Busia Coming Soon! Keep an Eye Out for New Recordings! Soon to be released classes from a recent workshop with Kofi! Look for All Levels, Intermediate and Pranayama classes as well as a Teacher's Workshop from Beloved Yoga Teacher, Kofi Busia. We may release some FREE videos from the weekend too, so stay Tuned! In The Meantime, Check Out Several Other Recordings With Kofi Now!

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