About COVID-19 and D&H Events 20200302


Namaste & Prayer Pose is Hello & Goodbye temporarily!

A Message From Lyle Povah About COVID-19 Coronavirus

...It’s no accident that my business is named Drumming and Health! Being strong and living a vibrant life following one’s own rhythm is my mission and I’m so grateful to all you who are in my life.

Out of respect for elders, children and those with health issues during this pandemic I am refraining from giving out hugs and handshakes...and I still love you. You and I don’t want to take the virus home to our loved ones.

Going forward I’m inviting you to join me for the next while in greeting each other from a distance (2 meters) using the yoga Prayer Pose  --  often with the spoken word “Namaste”.

And here’s the thing that the ancient Hindus knew when they started doing this pose called the Anjali Mudra. It’s a hand posture that can be used to say Hello and Goodbye and it has many positive meanings: Anjali is Sanskrit term which means, “to offer” or “to salutate”, and the term mudra means “seal”. So basically, it symbolizes that we are “honoring and celebrating this moment together”. Namaste literally means, “The Divine in me sees the Divine in you”.

So join me in leading during our current circumstances by making meaningful eye contact with those around you and really greeting them with your presence.

At all our Drumming and Health events we ask that you wash your hands when you arrive and before you depart. And you can use hand sanitizer during the event.

If you feel sick before our event, out of respect for our attendees and their loved one we ask that you stay home, isolate yourself and do self-care until you’ve recovered.

We are following the advice of Vancouver Coastal Health and you can see their latest advisories here.


Precautions and Prevention

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.
  • If a sink is not available, 60-90% alcohol-based hand rubs (hand sanitizer) can be used to clean hands if they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, you can use an alcohol-based disposable hand wipe to remove the dirt and then use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Do not touch your face/eyes/mouth with unwashed hands.
  • When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow, and then wash your hands.
  • Stay home when you are ill.
  • Avoid close unprotected contact with others.
  • Engage in activities that strengthen your own immune system. Group drumming has been shown to boost T-Cells in a scientific study by Dr. Barry Bittman.

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Lyle Povah

Lyle Povah is an international musician, drum circle facilitator, and motivational speaker. Book him for your next event.

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