- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
It’s not infrequently that the cover of a well-marketed library book grabs my attention and compels me to look a little closer at it. One such recent book, Yoga, by Linda Sparrowe, not only drew my attention, but compelled me to check it out. As someone with a long-term interest in yoga, though one who finds many yoga manuals reader unfriendly and hard to follow, I found this book to be nothing short of inspirational. This book is not a manual, however; rather, Yoga is a visual photo exploration (photos by David Martinez) of extremely advanced yoga postures. The photos are artistic and the yoga postures are simply awesome. Now, I must confess that I cannot personally perform any of the advanced postures presented in this work. Instead, the book served as motivation, and inspired me to re-commit myself to a regular yoga practice. If yoga is of any interest to you, the reader of this blog post, I highly recommend checking out Yoga, by Linda Sparrowe. I guarantee the flexibility of the practitioners pictured within it will impress. If nothing less, it’s wonderful to know there are those who can contort their bodies and maintain the suppleness of the very young. Okay, I’m off to practice now…ciao!
Laughter Yoga is said to be a life-changing experience, "a revolutionary idea - simple and profound" which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. It has received worldwide media exposure, having been featured on ABC News, Oprah Winfrey, BBC and CNN.
Saturday, May 12
Join certified Laughter Yoga Leader & Rebel Librarian, Tracey Firestone for a discussion of happiness and well-being as a choice followed by instruction in Laughter Yoga. Come be a part of the growing Laughter Yoga movement!
Berryessa Library offers many health classes that benefit your body and mind. It's time to get up, get out and move your body! And don't forget to bring your friend along!
* Integral Tai-Chi: Tuesday nights, 7-8 pm
* Tai-Chi with Roy Wong: Wednesday mornings, 11 am-12 pm
* Line Dancing: Wednesday nights, 7:30-8:30 pm
* Yoga: two Fridays each month, 6-7 pm
All classes are FREE and held in the Community Room. Dates and times are subject to change. Please check our Monthly Program Calendar for details.