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Laughing Lotus Yoga Center

Friday, at 2:oo pm., I “skaddled” up 24th Street and descended into the 24th Street BART Underground Station with the intentions of boarding a subway & arriving at 16th & Mission. 10 minutes later, I was entering San Francisco’s Laughing Lotus Yoga Center.

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As I entered the door, my eyes were greeted by a nicely designed reception area which possessed: a vibrant array of colors; a clean & friendly set of unisex bathrooms; multiple dressing rooms; Shiva; Gautama Buddha; Ganesha; and a very accommodating reception attendant.

After touring the changing rooms & unisex bathrooms, I proceeded to the “Sun Room” for the 2:30pm, community yoga class taught by Patricia (one of Laughing Lotus’ “Blossoming Yoga Teachers”).

As a positioned myself in Virasana, I checked out the view. A very large yoga studio. A very clean yoga studio. A beautiful alter. (Yet, a bit warmer than I am accustom to …. ).

As I stared at the patio doors (waiting for them to magically open and cool the room), I reminded myself that “a yogi is not moved by external forces.” And then, I embraced the extra warmth of the yoga studio as a practice of pratayahara. Sweating like a pig, I enjoyed the various variations of virabradarasa I and virabradarasa II and the continuous flow of the vinyasa.

I’ll be back!

Laughing Lotus Yoga Center is an energetic and Soulful Yoga Community blossoming in the heart of San Francisco and has been rooted in New York City’s rich Yoga Community for over 9 years. In the Spirit of Yoga, we invite you to join us in cultivating a way of life where peace, joy and friendship are celebrated as the very essence of who we are.

All of our Yoga classes Celebrate the body as a temple for the Spirit to awaken the heart to its truest loving and free nature. The Yoga practice at our Center is a Spirited style of Vinyasa that creatively, passionately and mindfully links the physical poses with the rhythm of the breath.

Our high spirited expert teachers infuse each class with inspirational Music, Divine Wisdom, devotional Poetry and Singing, creating an ecstatic experience of harmony within and with the world around us.” – Laughing Lotus Yoga Center

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Related Laughing Lotus Center Links:

Laughing Lotus – Yelp Reviews
Love Saves the Day
Laughing Lotus Love Blog
Donation Yoga – San Francisco
Yoga Berlin
Laughing Yoga – Donation Yoga

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