Day 2 of Alumapalooza:
Before today, I have never witnessed a tornado siren in person. I’ve heard about storm warnings being sounded, but this alarm caught me off guard — so much so, I had to question what in fact the noise was. Tornadoes might be a standard in the Midwest, but in Teeswater (Ontario, Canada), it’s a rare occurrence indeed for a tornado to flash through, let alone have a distress signal vibrate. I don’t even think such an alarm exists in our community? Thank goodness for small mercies. At least we make up for the extreme weather with the abundance of snow and sucky driving conditions with our cold daunting winters :).
What was supposed to be a fairly rain-free week has turned into freakish weather patterns across the Midwest. Whilst teaching our yoga class yesterday morning, the rain suddenly pounded down, drowning out slaDE~s booming voice (slaDE wasn’t interested in using a microphone). At times, he was a mime, demonstrating his poses. In fact, the deluge of water accompanied by the wind and lightening flashes enhanced our overall presentation as being flashy and adventuresome on top of being a healthy meditative practice towards healthy living. 🙂 And then after the outpouring of noise and torrent, quiet reigned down on us all with glistening sticky sunlight heating up our very yoga core. And all was good in the world of sKY & slaDE~.
The afternoon skies opened up to azure blue skies painted with fluffy cotton balls and the humidity settled in like a sodden woollen blanket. I kept a vigilant eye on the sky for a green haze associated with strong thunderstorms (which sometimes produce a tornado).
In the evening, I managed to catch Eleanor at a moment of quiet, and convinced her to give yogaFLIGHT a try. Seduced by the benefits of yogaFLIGHT in relieving her migraine and therapeutically relaxing her body, Eleanor was excited to persuade the other Alumapalooza staff in giving our style of partner yoga a try. Everyone’s experience was quite noticeably different from each other. And with each flight, I am always delighted to see how a person can come alive with their inner playful child. Connecting and deepening one’s experience with communication, trust and the ability to let go is a gift of tremendous value.
For this reason, I am a huge proponent of yogaFLIGHT, yoga and inversions. Anybody else care to share their own experiences?