Category: Health & Wellness

“The study of asana is not about mastering posture.  It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.”
~ B.K.S. Iyengar, “Light on Yoga”

I really wanted to stay in bed this morning.   After a string of unusually hot and still days, our wonderful tradewinds have returned.   It was nice and cool, as I lay under my sheet, lost in a dream.   But a lone seagull’s call kept piercing my silence, almost like I’d put my alarm on snooze.

So I got up.   This is my yoga practice.

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"The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is nothing new under the sun." ~ The Bible. Ecclesiastes 1:9

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Buddha

“Sometimes our light goes out, but it is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.  Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who can rekindle this inner light.” ~ Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Yesterday, I got up and photographed the sunrise as usual. But I felt exhausted from two longs days of villa duties. Before creating my post, I lay back down for “just a moment”. I woke up at 10AM. Undoubtedly, I was in great need of a re-charge.

The sun was very slow to rise this morning. And I could feel myself going deeper and deeper into my practice the longer I sat. Osho says: “In your silence, when there are no words, no language, nobody else is present, you are getting in tune with existence.”

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"May we continue to open our hearts and minds, in order to work ceaselessly for the benefit of all beings. May we go to the places that scare us. May we lead the life of a warrior.” ― Pema Chödrön

"The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang." ~ Morihei Ueshiba

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