Monday, December 31, 2007
I am so ready to go! I have been waiting for January first to come around. I am teaching a New Year's Day workshop tomorrow (Taking Your New Year's Resolutions to the Mat). I am going to get up extra early to begin my day with Pranayama and meditation. Mmmm...Delicious!
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I just had to share these great tip from a blog I really enjoy: Total-Health-Yoga. Ideas for recycling your yoga mats! Personally, I have three I could recycle. (All but my very first mat -- very attached to that one sentimentally! :-) )
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
One of the things I love so dearly about yoga is there is so much to learn. I will never be done. I am a frequent studier of the Yoga Sutras, especially the yamas (nonviolence, truthfulness, non-stealing, moderation, and non-greed) and the niyamas (purity, contentment, discipline, self-study, and surrender). I have spent time on each one, teaching about them and studying them myself. I have decided to spend 2008 exploring the final one: surrender. As a recovering control addict, I am looking forward to this investigation. I will keep you apprised of what I am learning.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I was up early this morning to do my breathing practice before my children were up. I often use the podcasts I have on my website (so my own recordings) to guide me in my breathing. So, here I was in the middle of our living room, listening to my own voice talk myself through a breathing series. My four year old son, Zack, woke up and came to find me. My children know that when I am in the middle of a breathing practice they can’t touch me (it throws off the energy balance). So this little cutie snuggled next to me without touching my body at all and rested his face in his hands to watch my screen saver. There he sat for at least 10 minutes, not saying a single word.
That in itself is a cute story, but it gets better! My daughter, Sierra, (6 ½ years), then woke up and came out to find me. She whispered to Zack, “What is Mommy doing?” He replied in the loud whisper of a child, “Whatever she tells herself to do.”