Our Yoga community is teeming with such talented and connected artists. I just had to share Jill C's latest painting: Click to See Jill's Tree of Life.
I've often said in class, we're looking to become centered enough to accept a speeding ticket and a winning lottery ticket with the same grace. From this article in the Boston Herald, perhaps Cambridge is on to something: Be sure to see the link for the year of free yoga contest! -j
This film is of Henriques, amazing contortionist and Acro-Yoga pioneer back in 1944:
Tapas is most often the doing part of Yoga, that bit of extra effort that makes us stronger... but for someone who tends to overdo, Tapas could mean doing less, say, resting in a child's pose for a few breaths. Be sure to see the attached photo.
This was so-not the planned silence... Kankana played an ancient harmonium, into beautiful - swimming melodies called Ragas. Could I surrender to the new plan?
Have you ever wondered why so many of the Yoga postures are named for things found in the natural world? We have cows and cats, Camels and Crescent Moons. Notice there is no Angry Motorist, Stressed Out Mom, or Corporate Bigwig posture...
Mother Teresa's charities in Calcutta are as real as it gets. Words could never do justice to what I witnessed there. She was so simple, yet so effective... and her legacy of compassion lives on. The least we can do is try to follow her advice given here. We'll forget, we can remember. A steady practice is all in the returning to it. -j
Who do we think we are, who do we think they are?
A must-see video of a middle school choir singing Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu... The mantra I share with you at the end of each Yoga Class means: "May all beings - in all places - be happy and free.
Invariably the question: "Why 108?" comes up. There are many opinions about Why 108, but here I'll mention a few that people tend to agree upon.