Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Resolution: Past Tense Yoga

The new year is almost upon us, which means New Year's resolutions. To get some ideas for resolutions, check out some of New Columbia Heights' advertisers, who help me keep the blog going.

The first one I'll be talking about is Past Tense Yoga, located at 3253 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. They have a number of special New Year's deals coming up:

Happy Hour
At 6:30 on New Year's Eve we're hosting Happy Hour, a high-energy yoga class set to R&B, pop and other modern music, to get you ready for your night out.

Good Moon Rising
Launch an abundant 2010 under the Full Moon. This special New Year's Eve class, which starts at 10:00 p.m., includes mixed-level Asana, rejuvenating guided deep relaxation, empowering breathing exercises and guided visualization/meditation. Approaching midnight, we'll howl at the moon with uplifting Kirtan chanting. Stick around for a potluck snack feast. Please bring a mug for tea and water and snacks to share.

Yoga Chaser
After you ring in the New Year wring out the remnants of the old year. Once you've gotten up and cleared away the after effects, get your detox/retox engine in motion with a not-too-invigorating, all-levels practice at 3:00 p.m. on January 1 that will start 2010 right.

January 16. Many of us make resolutions on New Year’s Eve, only to forget about them by Valentine’s Day. Ready to make real and lasting changes? Join us at 3:00 p.m. for Goaled Over: Setting and Keeping Intentions. We will use different yogic practices — including postures, breathing, and meditation — to help us accept where we are, envision where we want to go, and figure out how we might get there in 2010 and beyond.

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1 comment:

  1. My plan was to quit drinking on New Year's Day. I'm starting to have serious second thoughts however. Watching the utter implosion of the country that I love so much has definite advantages from the vantage-point of the bottom of an empty vodka bottle. In fact it can be a lot of fun! Better to giggle when shit-faced than to weep with your faculties intact. The last ten years have been such an utter train wreck that it is difficult - if not impossible - to take it all in in any other condition than complete, alcohol-induced giddiness. When one is forced to witness the total decline of what used to be a grand civilization, it generally is a good rule-of-thumb to have an artificial stimulant at the ready. Heroin is too expensive and marijuana gives me terrible anxiety attacks. So make it one for my baby and one more for the road, Joe....

    Was that decade just a horrible nightmare? Of course I'm being facetious, but there were more-than-a-few times during during the last ten years - particularly during the time the Bush Mob was in power - that I would awaken suddenly in the middle of the night and say out loud,

    "Did I dream that?"
    "Is Bush seriously president?"
    "Did we actually invade Iraq?"
    "Are the Spice Girls really number one?"

    And a special tip of the old fedora to George W. Bush. Anyone who can make me nostalgic for the likes of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan has a certain talent, no doubt about it. His entire eight-year-reign seems almost surreal in hindsight. In a twisted and cynical paraphrasing of Charles Dickens, "It was the worst of times. It was the worst of times." What a long, strange trip it's been. As the great Hunter Thompson liked to say, "Buy the Ticket. Take the ride."

    Tom Degan
    Goshen NY


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