Sunday, January 27, 2008

Silent Flow

White Calm 1936
Snowy winter Sunday. I really have no desire to leave the house today so I decided now would be a good time to try out Seane Corn's breath session. This is a silent flow, no words, no music, all breath. It's a relaxing 60 minute flow. This feels good, while giving a constant reminder to breath. In the beginning I had two dogs wanting lots of attention and laying on the yoga mat while I practiced around them. I think they caught the wave because both settled into a nice little snooze soon after. Near the end Cisco came over for a sacral stretch and hip roll then sauntered back to dream a little more. By the end I felt calm and stretched. My only complaint was that since I haven't tried this before I kept craning my neck around to see what I was suppose to be doing next. If one were to do this session repeatedly I don't think that would be an issue.
There was an interview which came with this. WOW! Seane Corn said quite a few things that really resonated with me. She spoke of staying present in the moment. In yoga you can unleash layers of tension. There are deep layers of tension in the body which hold memory, emotion and experience. They lay in the muscle and can be unleashed with breath. One of the reasons yoga is so powerful is its helps the student let go of emotional, spiritual and psychical junk their holding unto through the body. She also spoke about yoga off the mat into the spiritual practice of the everyday. " I'm in a challenging pose right now metaphorically and I'm going to make a different choice and respond with love. I'm not going to come from fear, but love." In closing she made a statement which rings true in my heart. Each and every one of use are all sons and daughters of God.
Peace be with you.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Life Comes Calling

Life Comes Calling

Life itself expands me

when I let it in. I point

to my known edge and

say, "That's it. I can't

go past there.

That's my limit!"

But of course life comes

calling as it always

does, not respecting

borders, asking me to

stretch again, and then

still more, until I can't

even recognize who

I am. You know

how it is- challenge,

tragedy, grief, or ecstasy;

where am I right now

just can't stay static-

the pull towards growth

and evolution is too

strong. When I let go,

when I allow life in,

I grow before I even

notice what is happening.


Saturday, January 12, 2008

New Year

The New Year is here and with it an opportunity to walk down some roads never traveled. For me it's a time to take it slow and let life unfold. 2007 came to a close like the Concord flying into CDG airport. Now that we've landed in 2008 I find I have a little jet lag and I am in need of a rest. Time to reflect and move in a new direction. I realize I packed a little too much into the limited time I have and was unrealistic about what I could accomplish. The namaste experience came and went, home renovations took longer than expected and life plans needed to be revised and edited. Not long ago I ran into a colleague at my yoga studio. She spoke of the New Year in terms of intention rather than resolution. Resolutions reflect our negative attitudes. She is making intentions based on positive affirmations rather than resolutions. I like this, I'm going to take it with me throughout the year.
Happy travels all.