Gave my first Yoga Class in South Africa ,Johannesburg, Braamfontein, this Saturday the 15th.
We woke up to a really freezing morning and knowing my Cozi Jozi people it was going to be hard to wake up and come to the Yoga class, so half the people who booked a place showed up.
It turned out to be one of my favourite classes to date and the participants had a great time, some mentioned how detailed they felt the class was and loved that I did corrections as we went through the Asanas.
Since we had the class in a theatre we have to look at a smaller, cosier place, warmer and one that I will hopefully call home..
So if anyone knows of a cozy space I can use pls email me at email@example.com
Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.
The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.
It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.
With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.
Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.
The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.
Socialism at work.
I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.
Thank you for booking for the Hata Yoga Class.
7-30 till 9-30am Saturday the 15th at the Alexandra Theatre, Braamfontein….Every Saturday
FOR THE FIRST CLASS PLEASE ARRIVE 1O MIN BEFORE, AS WE WILL HAVE REGISTRATION..
There are a few guidlines to practice this type of yoga.
1. Eating- If you have a full meal you must wait 4 hrs before you can practice
2. Eating- If you have a snack ( fruit, crakers) allow 2 hrs before you practice
3. Water Drinking- We do not drink water or go to the loo after the session starts or during class, the reason for this is that , when we sweat our sweat has energy that is being built throughout the class so rub it back into the exposed part of your body. we dont want to drain energy.
4.Attendance- it is best to attend all classes as there is a sequence and will be teaching all Asanas in full detial so each class will compromise of a few Asanas
or else you will miss something and get half baked Yoga.
5.Coming on time - If you come in late you will be looking at someone else , it is not only not going to work like that, you could course damage to yourself, come at least after the first class 5min before and sit quietly, not talking to anybody, just allow your system, body, your breath and your metabolism to settle down.
6.No notes taking, Classical Yoga is experimental, if you make it knowledge it wont work, it has to be recieved, not understood, it has to be percieved and recieved that way.
7.Shower - Take a shower Before, in summer just under room temp, will help you be more sublte, After practice there must be a 1and a half hour gap before you can shower, When we practice Yoga we generate a certain amount of Ushna ( heat) in the system, it will not be conducive to put water on the system right after class.
8. Clothing - Dress in loose clothing , something natural, Synthetic will go static, which is not good for the system.
9 Support - Please bring a towel, like the drying after a shower towl to use if you may need support when sitting is uncomfortable.
10. Warmth - Bring a jersey or a wide long scarf to cover yourself when or if its chilly.
Hope you will all be able to come , lets get the health movment going and get our Yoga on.
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