In a city like New York, our senses are consistently bombarded by sounds, smells, images and activity. Staying present can be a real challenge. Even the most peaceful person can have their buttons pushed on a crowded subway during a rain storm. However, there is a way to stand in the eye of the hurricane no matter how intense it gets. One word: acceptance. Acceptance of what's going on around you and acceptance of what's going on inside of you. A way to achieve this is by deeply loving yourself and in turn, deeply loving others.
According to a medical online dictionary: “Yoga should be done with an open, gentle, and non-critical mind; when one stretches into a yoga position, it can be thought of as accepting and working on one’s limits. Impatience, self-criticism and comparing oneself to others will not help in this process of self-knowledge.”
At Golden Drum, egos are left at the door. The emphasis is on working together in a tranquil, peaceful place. Our arms are open to new students that have not tried yoga before because they are afraid or are intimidated by the intensely gymnastic-esque classes so often found.
During any class at Golden Drum, your body will reap the rewards of yoga, but so will your spirit. As you learn to breath and become an observer of your thoughts, you can connect with your truth. You can discover who you truly are and ACCEPT all that arises, including what may not always go according to plan. The more you practice, the closer you will come to touching your innate happiness and bliss.
Please see our schedule below, we'd love to have you join us!
7PM • Vinyasa • Carlos
7PM • Kundalini • Dharam Dhyan Kaur
3PM • Sivananda • Ganga Dhara
7PM • Prenatal Kundalini • Dhanjeet Kaur
6:30pm • Candlelight Yin • Kristen
Laura is a Kundalini yoga instructor at Golden Drum and a member of the Golden Drum Community. She continues to be in awe of this amazing, life-changing technology. She has traveled around the world to study with Shiv Charan Singh and is grateful for his wisdom, grace and guidance, as well as all the teachers that she has encountered on her path.