It’s extremely necessary to find balance in our lives. With most of us, everyday routines consist of dealing with ourselves and others, in addition to working. I’m sure I don’t have to remind you how those duties can cause stress.
Many times, we get so caught up in the rat race that we don’t recognize we’ve become overwhelmed. Other times, we ignore our mental, physical and spiritual equilibrium.
Ultimately, if we don’t find a constructive way to relieve ourselves from these malfunctions, our health can begin to fail us. Hometown Yoga has come up with an event where we can heal our burdens by absorbing nature, performing yoga and interacting with others. This day has been labeled Flow & Fun this Fall and happens from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at Amerson River Park.
This season is one of the most intriguing of all four because of the way the leaves change colors without the use of crayons or markers. Plus, the weather is not scorching, and it’s not freezing. The combination of the scenery and the crispness in the air will assist in creating a therapeutic solution to calm the nerves.
Then, you can sign up to take a yoga class that can place you on cloud nine at the end of all of the breathing and stretching. I have taken yoga sessions, and the results are amazing. I can testify how performing yoga is a preventative measure that can help many of us avoid prescription medicines and surgeries.
Instructors from Hometown Yoga will be conducting the yoga gathering. You’re asked to bring your own mat or blanket, just in case the ones provided are all checked out.
On top of everything, the schedule of events ends with pumpkin carving to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Art therapy is an ancient method of coping and learning. We don’t have to be experts to create visual art. Think about how we’ve produced art as a way to communicate and connect with others. Hometown Yoga will supply the tools, but you’ll have to bring your own pumpkins or purchase them at Amerson River Park from the Dirt Farmers marketplace.
As luck would have it, this two-hour lineup of happenings is absolutely free. These relaxing methods of nature walks, yoga class and pumpkin carving presented by Hometown Yoga could be an introduction to some -- and a reminder to others -- about holistic ideas to help you avoid pulling your hair out from the stress of everyday living.
Take the time to find your balance, even if you can’t attend the Flow & Fun this Fall with Hometown Yoga.
Yolanda “Y-O” Latimore is founder of Poetic Peace Arts and director of Like Water Publicity, a media and booking agency, and a Macon Arts Alliance board member. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.