I hope you were able to enjoy the most beautiful day yesterday. It felt like we skipped from winter straight into summer :) Today, is rainy, a nice day to rest & renew. It is even full moon today, you may have seen it's fullness last night. Lot of change & beauty! Again, I am a bit delayed in my weekly blog, as I was volunteering at a Caregivers of Alzheimers retreat yesterday. An amazing experience with 80 people & 30 volunteers at an idyllic property near Didsbury.
Happy Earth Day! I hope you are enjoying the beautiful day & the feeling that Spring has finally arrived. This week in Savasana during my classes, I took everyone on a sound journey. I used a background of sound, OM or a drone of sound then layered on a singing bowl, crystal bowl, my voice & even a rattle. The intention was for each student to receive the sound & go on a journey that was evoked by the sounds that were happening around them. To allow the sound to affect th
We spoke in class this week of Beginner's Mind. A term used in yoga to say how we should be in our practice & even our lives. To let go of expectation & judgement, so we can be in the present moment. I could write about this, but found this great article on Kripalu.org & thought I'd let these words speak what I was trying to get across. https://kripalu.org/resources/embracing-beginner-s-mind Embracing Beginner’s Mind by Janet Arnold-Grych One of my favorite stories about
In yoga, we speak of taking time for a pause between the poses, to check in & see what affect the pose has had & what to do next. Taking a pause in our life is just as important. If we are always, doing, doing, doing, we can lose perspective on why we are doing things. We need the pause to see past our actions, asses their affect & to see what direction to go in the future. Even our yoga practice itself is a pause to cultivate the awareness needed to give us perspective