Archive Monthly Archives: October 2018

What is today?

If today could be summed up in a sketch . . .

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC yoga sketch. . . what would you draw?

Or if you could capture today in a photograph, what would your camera capture?

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC foggy road

Trying to encapsulate a day with a sketch or photo or words or by any other means can be quite difficult. Our days are full and often over scheduled. Taking the time to even think how a day would be “captured” much less actually capturing it may seem a frivolous use of time.

Yoga is defined as union or unite.

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NCYoga, in Sanskrit, means to completely know yourself and to be at peace in yourself,” says gaia.com.

Yet, we can’t be at peace without slowing ourselves down, stopping, assessing, reflecting.

If you can’t take time every day to capture your life, at least take time once a week to do that. Make your yoga or meditation time a means of slowing down. Make yoga and meditation a time of uniting yourself with yourself.

 

Maybe you can’t sketch. Maybe you aren’t a photographer. Maybe you aren’t a poet. Maybe you don’t journal.

But, you do yoga. You meditate.

You, therefore, are an artist. Use your artistry to be at peace.Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC

 

 

 

If you haven’t found the yoga or meditation class for you, please contact us for assistance. We have many classes for all levels and we can help you find the class for you, the artist.

October is . . .

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, October National Breast Cancer Month

 

October is . . .

. . . a time of pumpkin spice everything and usually, lots of fall color! We typically think of fall color including oranges and yellows and reds but fall color also includes a lot of PINK!Pink Fall Leaves

October is Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all the awareness materials and branding are pink! During October, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and collaborating organizations work to raise awareness of the importance of early detection steps and treatments.

According to Wikipedia, “In 1993 Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the Estée Lauder Companies, founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the pink ribbon as its symbol.” This symbol is quite prevalent all year long but especially in October.

 

The breastcancer.org site notes that,

“Research in breast cancer patients has shown that yoga may be able to help:

improve physical functioning
reduce fatigue
reduce stress
improve sleep
improve quality of life

Kim Crawford, Sunrise Yoga Studio Instructor, Breast Cancer SurvivorOur own Sunrise Yoga instructor, Kim Crawford, discovered yoga as part of her breast cancer journey. She tried yoga to improve her range of motion after breast cancer treatments but discovered much more!

Kim says, “Yoga helped me through that journey and I guess my one thought about yoga and breast cancer is that they are both personal journeys. Once I committed to yoga my breast cancer journey became easier, calmer, less frightening and stressful. Yoga gave me strength from within.”

Cancer is scary regardless of who it affects and where it attacks. Research is improving every day and we are, hopefully, coming closer and closer to cures for all the types of cancers that exist.

In February, Sunrise Yoga will host Cheryl Fenner Brown, C-IYAT, ERYT 500, and her Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivorship workshop to Sunrise Yoga. While this workshop is only for yoga teachers and health care practitioners, we want you to know about it as our Sunrise Yoga instructors will be participating! We want to do what we can to help raise awareness and beat the odds for our yoga students.Cheryl Fenner Brown, Yoga for Cancer Survivorship, workshop at Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC

Be diligent in staying aware of your health. The National Breast Cancer Foundation offers a free “Know the Symptoms” Guide for breast cancer. Download it and do a self-assessment.

If you feel comfortable, share your yoga and cancer story with us. You might be the “pink push” someone else needs!

Questions for us about how yoga can help with cancer? Email us at info@SunriseYoga.net.