I found a great idea for a workshop at the link above: Grateful Dead Yoga Hour! I spent a number of summers in college working at music festivals for a vendor called Bearly Edible (as in the Grateful Dead bear) and the owner, a veteran deadhead, instilled in me a deep love and appreciation for the Grateful Dead and their fans. Although, really these were more than just fans. To some, the Grateful Dead represented a lifestyle-- a live-in-the-moment lifestyle that the yoga community also works to embrace. I agree with the David Romanelli, who wrote the above article and created the Grateful Dead Yoga Hour, that the Grateful Dead fans and yoga practitioners have a lot of similarities (peace and love being at the top of the list).
This is my favorite song by the Grateful Dead, called "Eyes of the World", which I feel carries a yogic message:
"Wake up to find out
that you are the eyes of the world
but the heart has its beaches
its homeland and thoughts of its own
Wake now, discover that you
are the song that the morning brings
but the heart has its seasons
its evenings and songs of its own"
My heart lifts and my face smiles every time I hear the Grateful Dead, I can't help it. Would you want to come to an "Eyes of the World" Yoga workshop here in Asheville? How about on April 20th?