Today. This word holds a great deal of promise, without weighing us down. Limitless things one might accomplish: float, available. Over a string of todays, we arrive at something else, the future. That can be a heavy place, unwieldy, rather hard to grasp. In contrast, today is light and airy, while manageable and succinct. So, go for the spirit of yoga that embraces today, this present. Each morning, cast your mind's eye over today, and bask in the closeness of these series of 24 hours, 1440 minutes, so many moments. A day can really be quite eternal in its own way. Why seek the before or after, when you have the here and now? Here's to embracing this present opportunity. My today involves: a visit to our new home, lunch with family, two happily lounging felines, a sweetly sleeping baby boy tucked amidst his lion and oli dreaming soundly, crickets chirping, and now peace falling over the apartment before my slumber. Namaste, Kat
Often in life we go along happily falling into a routine. Suddenly, life can experience a huge shift. I think of this sort of like an earthquake. A large event forever changes your personal topography. That event for me was having a baby. I quit my job. I moved. I'm moving again soon. I love it all. It's a grand experience and I feel like I'm along for the ride, occasionally captain of this ship. Once things settle I hope to embrace yoga once again. For now, I'm embracing aspects other than the physical practice. What is your latest earthquake??? Namaste, Kat
at May 25, 2012
Have you ever done yoga outside? It's quite different than practicing indoors. We're about to move to our new house in June, and given that it's on 3 acres, I plan to teach some classes out and about in our yard. I may even design a living wall near the class location. When the sun and wind and trees are overhead, the earth below, its quite a bit easier to sink into the present moment. I hope to see you sometime soon out on the lawn! All you need is a little sunscreen, some water, and your body and soul. Here's a quote to ponder, courtesy of the Dalai Lama: "Every one of us is getting older, which is a natural process. Time is constantly moving on, second by second. Nothing can stop it, but what we can do is use our time properly; that is in our hands. Whether we believe in a spiritual tradition or not, we need to use our time meaningfully. If over days, weeks, months and years, we have used our time in a meaningful way – when our last day comes, we'll be happy, we'll have no regrets." Namaste, Kat
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