Mind, Body and Spirit

The Yoga Aha Moment

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“… a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension.” ~ The Merriam-Webster  Dictionary definition of an Aha Moment When my husband and I still lived in Iowa, in the town we had both occupied since birth, my husband would sometimes call me from the business we owned. He’d be speaking in a rush, with a “need-to-know-now” intensity in […]

Yoga Timeout

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. We need hours of aimless wandering or spates of time sitting on park benches, observing ants and the canopy of treetops.”                              ~ Maya Angelou On more than one occasion, in the […]

Body and Breath

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT

“Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony.”  ~Debasish Mridha In the past few weeks, I’ve introduced you to the first two of the Eight Limbs of Yoga. The Yamas and Niyamas are ethical guidelines for living in harmony with all inhabitants of the earth. Things like truthfulness and […]

Personal Observances

MIND, BODY And Spirit


“Continuous effort- not strength or intelligence- is the key to unlocking our potential.”                       ~ Winston Churchill The Ancient sage, Patanjali, created a guideline for living that is the basis of yogic tradition. His Eight Limbs of Yoga are still considered to be the very foundation on which contemporary yoga […]

Universal Morality

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.”                                                  […]

A Cow in the Window

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.”                             ~ Carl Jung I did my yoga teacher training at the age of 53, in a bustling, young yoga studio in North Naples. The instructors were informative and motivating, and the experience was one I will forever be […]

Hangers

MIND, BODY And Spirit


“Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.”       ~ Anonymous Hangers. For the last few months, after doing the laundry, I would stand at the threshold of my closet with clothes draped over my arm that required special treatment, dangled in a heap while I made a […]

Worry and Faith

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Mondays are my day. Mondays are my day to sit at my computer, in our home office and pay bills, write payroll and stew. I’ve been doing this job for over 30 years for our dry cleaning and laundry business in Iowa, and anyone who knows me […]

Goldilocks Yoga

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me.”                                       ~ Helen Keller Most of us are aware of the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. A young girl, walking alone in the forest, stumbles upon the home […]


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