Sunday, May 31, 2009


"Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify."
Henry David Thoreau

Monday, May 18, 2009

Guruji Sri K Pattabhi Jois

Guruji Sri K Pattabhi Jois
With deep respect I bow my head to the founder of Ashtanga Yoga. My sympathy and love go out to his family and many students. Thank you Pattabhi Jois for your outstanding contribution to humanity.
"Do your practice and all is coming."
Pattabhi Jois, originator of Ashtanga Yoga

Sunday, May 17, 2009


There's a lot going on in my life and a lot to accomplish in a short period of time. This time of year has always been hectic for me and this year is no exception. With so much to do it can be overwhelming. I suspect I am not alone in feeling the tidal wave of obligation and time constraint. Everyone has a different coping mechanism and lets be honest, most are pretty ineffectual. I personally run about trying to multitask as fast as I can and by the end of the day I am completely fried. Pushing myself to do more is a bit like moving a stone wall with a feather. It's just not going to work. To add to my frustration my overfilled mind becomes fuzzy and forgetful which results in disorganization and panic. This time around I've decided to try something new. I'm going to slow down and release control of the urge to get it all done immediately and to my (at times) unrealistic standard. Focus and clarity are needed, not a frazzled, fried, over panicked lady. It's time to take on my many tasks one at a time, and focus on getting one thing done at a time. It's also time to throw out guilt about not doing more at night. Just go to bed, get a good nights sleep and begin again tomorrow. Focus, breath, rest and move at a slower pace thats my plan for doing more in May.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday Morning

Poem From A Beautiful Day
Wide, far, so high
And deep - I know it is.
Filled with Free,
Glad with Real.
Sunshine, breeze, so warm
And meaningful - I know it is.
Satisfied with Relaxing,
Delighting with Fresh.
Glimpse of Heaven
Realization of Love.
Zoe MacRae

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sun Salutation Mantra

During each class this past summer we would chant this Suryanamaskara mantra before each sun salutation. We did a lot of sun salutations and this gave a little rest and a reminder to take a breath. It's quite lovely and fun to chant.
Om Rham Mitraya Namaha
Salute to the friend of all
Om Rhim Ravaya Namaha
To the Shinning one
Om Rhum Suryaya Namaha
To the one who induces activity
Om Rhaim Bhanave Namaha
To the one who illuminates
Om Rhoum Khagaya Namaha
To one who pushes quickly to the sky
Om Rhah Pushne Namaha
To the imparter of strength
Om Rham Hiranyagarghya Namah
To the golden cosmic self
Oh Rhim Mirichaye Namaha
To the lord of the dawn
Om Rhum Adityaya Namaha
To the lord of creations
Om Rhaim Savitre Namaha
To the one who is fit to be praised
Oh Rham Bhaskaraya Namaha
To the one who leads to enlightenment

Om Shri Savitre Suryanarayanaya Namaha
Oh Rham Rhim Rhum Rhaim Rhoum Rhay
Mitra Ravi Surya Bhanu Khaga Pushan Hiranyagarbha
Marichi Aditya Savitru Arku Bhaskarebhyo Namo Namhaa
Hari Om everyone.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May 1, 2009

Happy May Day!