Students will be guided through the sun salutes by certified yoga teachers. The Sun Salutes will be followed by some cooling counter poses, and a long Sivasana (corpse pose). Kids activities will organized during the Sun Salutes by Anna from Anna’s Movement Arts.
A big thank you to Ethan for writing this piece for Vegan Ithaca! Ethan is a yoga instructor – check out his website here.
First off, I have a confession to make. Well, its not really a confession cause I know who I am inside, but some people on this forum might care about the following fact – Sometimes I eat cheese. There, the secret is out. Will I be banned from this blog? Who knows? But other than the occasional cheese (or monthly bi-monthly cup of yogurt), I eat 90%+ raw vegan food, with the other 10% being vegetarian.
OK, so to the actual article. This article is about Yoga and Veganism, but first a somewhat-related detour.
I just realized something – being vegan is kind of like being a virgin! Or maybe its the other way around, I’m not sure. ‘Say what???’ Stay with me on this one for a second… Let’s say someone ate a hamburger when they were 10 years old and now at age 40, they have been vegan for 30 years. Would we not consider them a vegan because of what they ate a burger 30 years ago? Of course we would consider them a vegan! I feel its the same thing with being a virgin. Just because we had sex before, doesnt mean we can’t reclaim our “innocence.” I know this article is supposed to be about Yoga and Veganism. I just used the example of sex paralleled with veganism because they both show that who we are, and in particular our choice to be a “vegan” (although, personally, I dont like saying “I am [FILL-IN-THE-BLANK-WITH-A-DESCRIPTION-ABOUT WHAT-THE-HECK-I-EAT]” does my Self justice) is more about our expression of life NOW, not our past expression our who we were…
And this is what Yoga teaches….