Monday, November 10, 2008

The Month of Giving

We have entered my favorite month of the year. Really. I love this month. I love that we have a holiday that is nondenominational AND all about gratitude. I love that the holidays are around the corner because I still feel the sense of excitement and anticipation of the season. I love that the new year is around the corner. I also love that it is the month to work on my Spiritual Practice in my program called Awaken to Joy. It is just fabulous! All of it.

So, I found a fabulous online community to enjoy my month on. It is called 29-Day Give. They challenge you to track 29-Days of giving. What a fabulous thing to celebrate! Join me. You can find me there -- Yoga Laura. Be sure to make me a friend!

View my page on 29-Day Giving Challenge

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Pose of the Month: Parsvottanasana

So muselan is studying Parsvottanasana this month. It is not my favorite pose at all so I am challenging myself to investigate why that is. I have often found that I don't like a pose because it has something to teach me that I am avoiding. I do know that the pose took me right into my hamstring injury I had for years which I recently resolved. Does the pose still remind me of the discomfort? Well, now that I am commited to practicing it frequently this month, we will find out!

Here are some Ideas for Deeper Study. I also taught it in my classes last night (I commited to teaching it in all my classes for the month). This is what we investigated.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

What's for Dinner: Pancakes and Waffles

We always have pancakes for dinner on Halloween. Here is a recipe I make for both pancakes and waffles. Enjoy!

  • 1 1/2 cups barley flour

  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour

  • 1 T baking powder

  • 1/2 t salt

  • 3 T honey

  • 3 T safflower oil

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups rice milk

  • 2 t vanilla

  1. Mix dry ingredients.

  2. Mix wet ingredients.

  3. Add wet to dry.

  4. Make them on the skillet.

  5. Yum!

Wheat-Free PancakesWaffles @ Group Recipes

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Spiritual Practice

In Marya and my Awaken to Joy Program, we are exploring our Spiritual Practice for the month of November. How do you define Spiritual Practice? And what do you do for your practice? We would love to hear from you! Here is the blog to go to.

New Pose of the Month

Welcome to November! We are studying a new pose on ...musasana.... This month we are studying Parsvottanasana. Want to join us? Use the month to practice it, think about it, see what it has to teach you this month. There are also ideas on the blog for studying it more deeply if you aren't sure what to do. Then let us know what comes up for you!.