Archive for March, 2013

Yin and the mind

Published on March 30, 2013

We often think about savasana as the time to quite the mind during our practice. While it is, our entire practice presents us the opportunity to begin this practice. The eight limb path of yoga calls this pratyahara and dharna. These two limbs help us withdraw our senses and then focus our concentration. Our tool […]

Beauty within beauty.

Published on March 23, 2013

I was very surprised to find this solitary daffodil assertively blooming within a rosemary plant! How the daffodil got there is beyond me! I was struck by the beauty of both plants, by their sharing of a confined space within which each is thriving. They are both so different in species, yet, there doesn’t seem […]

March is gardening time…..oh! my aching back!

Published on March 16, 2013

Well, maybe you don’t grow alot of your own food, but I bet you grow something! Gardening provides us with beauty, nourishment and a connection to the seasons. It’s about the time the weather warms up that may of us find ourselves outside weeding, hoeing planting. bending, lifting. And does the back ever let you […]

Joyous Mind, Joyous Heart!

Published on March 9, 2013

I believe that we all have inner peace within our reach. That is not to say, “I am happy all time”. But it is to say that during those times when life isn’t so good, within us is a peace that trandsends. A joyous mind and heart. Happiness, I think, is measured through the external […]

Stretch and restore….it’s Yin !

Published on March 3, 2013

It’s the first Monday in March and that means Yin this week! Yin is a practice that takes alot of practice! From the long held poses, to your brain’s chatter during this time, Yin is a challenge. What we gain form Yin is the truest form of yoga…. the mind body connection. Yin also honors […]