A three day yoga retreat was realized on 20-22/05/20106 on the island of Aegina Greece at Irides Hotel, inspired, due to the weather, by the four seasons. This yoga retreat had all the natural elements. Earth is matter, the natural body but also the food that is required for its preservation. Water is a component of the body and life is born from it. Breathing that relies on Air, is also essential for sustaining life. Finally, the light and the warmth of the Sun (Fire) is the catalyst of life. All of this gave us, in three days, life and strength for the week that followed.
On Friday at 18.30 our journey began with a class of breathing and relaxation from the hectic pace of the city. The next day two classes of Hatha Yoga Therapy were realized, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The more adventurous tried yoga on SUP – adventurous because of the cloudy weather and the rain. The last day, in the morning we had a class of rehabilitation of old injuries that leave chronic pain. We smiled often, preventing thus the bad negative thoughts, and we tried to make our environment as beautiful as we could. My inspiration in the classes were two ladies, one of 83 years of age, that has been engaging in Hatha yoga the past 50 years, Angela, and another lady, 75 years old, Elmina, from the Pilates field. If they hadn’t told their age, we wouldn’t have believed them, affirming one more time my motto. It doesn’t matter how old you are going to get, what matters is the quality you will have.
Do not postpone anything for tomorrow. Begin now..!!!
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