June, 2008

Inspiration: Stop Stuggling

Yogi Mark Whitwell makes some radical statements. I’m treking through his book, Yoga of Heart, and agreeing and disagreeing along the way. One statement stands out as true to my soul:Stop stuggling. Stop suffering. Yesterday was Sunday; not just any Sunday, but a sunny, hot, long weekend Sunday. I soooo wanted to be free to…

Jun 30, 2008 · Read More · Comment

Inspiration: Just Be

Rolf Gates’ book Meditations from the Mat has a quote by Stephen R. Covey. It includes this: “The next time you communicate with anyone, you can put aside your own autobiography and genuinely seek to understand.” I was thinking about how many amazing, wonderful people I’ve connected with since I began practicing yoga, people whom…

Jun 27, 2008 · Read More · Comment

Giving Thanks: For Trucks

I was attempting to meditate this morning. I say attempting because at the moment I sat down on my mat to tune in, an enormously noisy truck arrived for construction work at the building beside mine. It rankled and rolled and roared. It went on and on. I went from peace to pissed off. I…

Jun 26, 2008 · Read More · Comment

Take-Away Tip

To Keep the Yoga Going off the Mat On the mat: we notice our mind’s reaction to a challenging pose (asana). We make the choice to watch the frustration and self-defeating thoughts, rather than attach to them. We choose, instead, to stay calm. We use deep breathing, awareness of the state of our face (are…

Jun 24, 2008 · Read More · Comment (1)