Tequila Yoga? – Why not?!
Tequila is know as “the nectar of the gods” and for good reason …
The nectar from the Agave plant has been used for centuries as a ritual beverage and a ceremonial offering to the Gods and all Holy beings, it is believed that those who drink from the Agave will live happily ever after.
In the 1930’s, it was found that Tequila was the “best medicine” against the Spanish flu epidemic that battered Northern Mexico and today there is no end of new research http://www.bajagoodlifenews.com/2011/09/benefits-of-tequila-and-lime-so-you.html telling of its tremendous health benefits.
David Sye also explains … “a shot of Tequila eliminates the linear left brained mind and allow the practitioner to intimately experience the exquisite nature of their deeper physical form free from the tyranny of thought.” …
Couple this with huge benefits that yogabeats sessions already offer and you are looking at a yoga experience that will undoubtedly rock your very core! Bringing you to an exquisite place of existence where, thinking ceases, rules are broken and risks are taken, the risk to be wild, spontaneous, happy and free!! Come join the fun … you won’t be disappointed!
A little bit of Tequila’s mythical folklore
Much of the history of Tequila is from Aztec mythology, encompassing good & evil along with love & heartbreak, much like life! The story begins with Tzinzimiti, the Goddess of darkness. She was hated and feared because she devoured all of the sunshine and light from the villages of the native Mexican tribes. In order to keep her at bay, the native Mexicans made human sacrifices to her.
Quetzalcoatl the God of Redemption an Aztec feathered serpent tired of this and ascended to the sky to destroy the evil goddess. Along his journey, he encountered Tzinzimiti’s granddaughter Mayahuel, the goddess of fertility. The two fell in love and returned to earth to hide as trees so they couldn’t be found. However, their plan was flawed and the evil Grandmother, after a long battle, killed Mayahuel who died in the arms of her true love. After burying her in the ground a beautiful Agave plant was born. The heart of the plant poured forth the blood of Mayahuel, turning it into nectar. The pointy leaves are to protect her from falling objects. The 400 thorns symbolize her 400 breasts. After burying his beloved, Quetzalcoatl returns to the sky to kill Tzinzimiti and return the sunlight to the earth.
In order to alleviate Quetzalcoatl’s pain, the other gods gave the Agave a liquid that, when drunk, would comfort and erase painful memories.