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Category Archives: Yamas and Niyamas
Falling in love with reading…again
Do you remember propping yourself up in bed, under the covers, with a flashlight and a good novel? This summer, I rediscovered my local public library because they introduced electronic book loans. And, most exciting of all, I could download … Continue reading
How my cell phone sets me free
I’m out for a lunch break today at Starbucks. Plugged into their Wifi. Just a little anxious because I am away from the clinic and my cell phone battery indicator is low, saying it’s almost out of juice. Not completely … Continue reading
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Going with the flow
Can you think on your feet? What would you do if “the game changed” on you?
Enough is enough
Costco used to make me weak in the knees. It’s because I love food and they had all kinds of interesting things that I didn’t see in my regular grocery store…in bulk-sized containers.
Yoga is my laboratory
“I am going home to be a rat in the lab of my life.”, I said to Stephen Cope. We were at the book signing session after a weekend getaway at Kripalu. “Are you a scientist?”, he asked me.
Driving Mr. and Mrs. Daisy
A 13 hour car ride with my senior parents. Does that sound intimidating to you? Believe it or not, it went well but there were definitely opportunities to practice yoga off the mat.
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To struggle or surrender
I felt driven to accomplish things today. Strangely enough, there wasn’t a lot for me to do. The clinic schedule for the morning was light and, other than a yoga class, I didn’t have any personal appointments for the afternoon.
I found contentment at the mall. It started with having a day off work. Took myself out for a mini-holiday by driving to Novi, Michigan. I find that I relax more when I get away.
It just is
It was a good day yesterday. The thunderstorm and rain couldn’t wash that away.
Restraints and Observances
I finished reading “The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice” by Deborah Adele. This was a late addition to the list of texts for Eastside’s Yoga Teacher Training. Dianne said that she was so taken by the book that … Continue reading