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Joy is a Tangled Toy

Joy can be found in a tangled toy? Yogi + mama Megan Kearney finds happiness in even the most mundane activities.

"Mama, can you untangle this?" asked my 6 year old son as he handed me a wadded up mess of threads bound around a paratrooper. When I looked at him in dismay, wondering if I would be able fulfill this request in an already jammed packed morning, I almost said "It's beyond repair. Let's throw it out." But then, possibly sensing my hesitation, he added "I know you can do it!"

And right there, the lessons we would both learn from this moment, far outweighed just chucking the paratrooper. Slowly and precisely we can began to work on him. The kids bored of the project to save the wounded warrior, but I kept to it with diligence, with focus. And when I finished, I am not quite sure who had more joy in the untangled mess -- no wait, it was definitely me.

Everyday we have these moments given to us, we can choose to stop and live joy in every second or we can rush through. The Buddha said, "When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky." He was suggesting that by not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, we can find joy in the present. Even in the most MUNDANE activities!

So this week, find your joie de vivre, throw up a handstand [adho mukha vrksasana] or practice camel pose [ustrasana]. When you eat your favorite meal, linger over each bite, savor it slowly. And whether you are by yourself or sitting with friends, take a moment to soak in the joy. Look up and laugh at the sky -- the moment is PERFECT!

SALUTE THE SUN - JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
JOIN US THIS WEDNESDAY 4 A FREE FUN EVENT! Come try out Paddleboard Yoga and take a spin around Meridian Lake. We will go through one round of sun salutations before returning to shore. You can choose to go out seated or standing! Ages 12+ invited. Register by online at www.themobiyogi.com.

July 4, 2012
8:00 - 9:30 am

Meridian Lake,
105 Generation Boulevard,
Loganville, 30052

JULY SPECIAL: IGNITE THE YOGA FIRE
You love yoga so share it with a friend. First timers are ALWAYS free, but this July, for every friend you bring to class who purchases a class pass, you will receive a KARMA COIN {good for one free class}. Bring as many friends, get them all to join us + ignite the yoga fire in as many people as you know!

REMINDER: SPECIAL PRICING!
MOBI yogi classes typically range run 90 minutes at a great rate of $10-12 a class. BUT, if you join us at Meridian Park Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or Monday nights at St. Oliver's you can take an abbreviated class at a discounted rate! You get the same great yoga class with a shortened length (60-75 minutes) for $7. It's an awesome way to get more yoga into your life without breaking the bank.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Monday, July 2, 2012
Seated Paddleboard Yoga
Meridian Lake
105 Generation Blvd., Loganville 30052
9:30 - 10:30 am

Standup Paddleboard Yoga
Meridian Lake
105 Generation Blvd., Loganville 30052
11:00 - 12:00 pm
*one more spot!!

St. Oliver's Catholic Church
3200 Brooks Drive,
Snellville 30078
Please note, we are the house across the street from the church.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
All Levels
Meridian Community Center
105 Generation Blvd., Loganville 30052
9:00 - 10:00 am

Tuesday Night Tight Guys Club
B&B Tae Kwon Do,
Main Street, Loganville
7:45 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Intensive
Loganville Donation-Based Class*
NO CLASS

Thursday, July 5, 2012
All Levels
Meridian Community Center
105 Generation Blvd., Loganville 30052
9:00 - 10:00 am

Gentle
Buford Donation-Based Class*
Old Shadburn Ferry Road, Buford
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Friday, July 6, 2012
All Levels
Bodyplex Grayson
2445 Moon Road, Grayson 30017
Fridays 9:00 am

Saturday, July 7
SCHEDULING PRIVATES

Sunday, July 8, 2012
All Levels
B&B Tae Kwon Do
258 Main Street, Loganville
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Restorative
B&B Tae Kwon Do
258 Main Street, Logaville
4:00 - 5:00 pm

UPCOMING CLASSES:

July 14, 2012
July 21, 2012
July 28, 2012
All Levels Yoga
Chi Kwang Do Lilburn
375 Rockbridge Road, Lilburn, 30047
8:30 am - 9:45 am

*Please register for all classes by visiting themobiyogi.com and clicking on "schedule a yogi" and community classes. Donation-based class are pay what you can classes and are limited in the size.

KICK MY ASANA -- GET IN SHAPE THIS SUMMER FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Work with me one-on-one this summer to reclaim your mind + body with KICK MY ASANA Training. You will receive two yoga sessions a week, meditation + wellness coaching, plus a written training program to follow daily. A minimum commitment of 8 weeks is required. Cost is $25 a week!! Email me today for more specifics at megan@themobiyogi.com.

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Sharon Swanepoel July 04, 2012 at 08:12 PM
It was fleeting, but I so enjoyed my few minutes on the lake this morning - thank you. See you Monday for a proper session. I can't wait!
Sharon Swanepoel July 04, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Yikes, I see there is only 1 more spot on Monday. Please keep it for me - I'll sign up tonight, but I definitely want it. Thanks!

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