Root down to rise up. What does that mean to you? How do you root down? How do you rise up? Can you do both? Can you do both in a yoga pose? In relationships? In life? How? Share. Think. Connect. Elevate. Banyan Tree I knew who I was this morning, but I've changed a … Continue reading 7.31.17 Hawaii Day 8
At first glance, it may appear too hard. LOOK AGAIN. Always look again. Mary Anne Radmacher When you go with the flow, magic happens. Thank goodness I'm in a place where I am surrounded by people who encourage me to go with the flow. Here are some magic moments from this morning's meditation and afternoon adventures: … Continue reading 7.30.17 Hawaii Day 7
If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. Roald Dahl At the start of this 300 hour yoga teacher training, our instructors asked us to agree to some guidelines. Everyone took turns reading them and agreed to honor them; including me. One was: … Continue reading 7.29.17 Hawaii Day 6
We must always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. e. b. white Today's wonder: This morning's meditation revealed that what I was looking for never left. It reminded me of those times I think I lost my keys but they were in my back pocket the whole time. Lesson: when I think … Continue reading 7.28.17 Hawaii Day 5
Today started out with an amazing meditation and gentle practice followed by fresh fruit breakfast, alignment principles and practice, delicious lunch, and an afternoon of Ayurveda with a dash of somatic yoga. I am IN LOVE with somatic yoga and am already setting some intentions for teaching. Throughout the day, cardinals, a mongoose, and a mama … Continue reading 7.27.17 Hawaii Day 4
I'm just thankful for the journey. Today, we developed a Sankalpa, or deep intention, for the rest of the training. The process of developing this was profound, but not necessarily difficult or time consuming. The result is that when times get rough, the Sankalpa is a touchstone to keep focus and motivation in the right … Continue reading 7.26.17 Hawaii Day 3
Two years ago, when I attended my 200 hour yoga teacher training, I came from a toxic and ego-driven environment. I think, in many ways, I allowed this to make me toxic. We each have the power to choose to engage in what leads us to the best versions of ourselves. I came to this … Continue reading 7.25.17 Hawaii Day 2
A day late and a dollar short? Yes, this post is a day late, but since I'll be completing these in the evening and Hawaii time is six hours behind most of the people who would read this, it's going to seem like a day late every post anyway. Yesterday, I spent about 19 hours … Continue reading 7.24.17 Hawaii Day 1
Is today the second day? Maybe. Today is the first day of the week. Could be the first day of the new you or the first day of appreciating the you that currently exists. Could be the first day of a new job or appreciating the impact, no matter how seemingly small, that you make … Continue reading Second day?
This past weekend, a team of amazing people completed the Ragnar Relay 'Dacks event. It was pretty great. One of my legs of the relay was about 8.3 miles. The roads ebbed and flowed like the moon was pulling them toward it's bright face, creating long hilly stretches. The wind blew bitterly cold across my … Continue reading Ragnar teaches that straight and honest aren’t the same.