Yoga this Week – September 21, 2014
“The yogi feels that the collection or hoarding of things implies a lack of faith in God and in himself to provide for the future….By the observance of aparigraha, the yogi makes his life as simple as possible and trains his mind not to feel the loss or the lack of anything. Then everything he really needs will come to him by itself at the proper time.”
Hari Om Dear Yoga Students,
As this Fall draws us inward I wish for your eyes to see all the abundance that you already possess right now in this moment in this time in your life. One beautiful morning this past week I walked down to the shore, a little less than a mile from my house and was embraced by the serene beauty all around me. It caused me to stop and I experienced a moment that seemed to have transformed into one of those magical moments suspended in time. I paused, connected to my breath, did some simple yoga postures and sat on a piece of wood to silently sit in meditation.. As the rhythmic sound of the waves made their way into my mind and the gentle warm breeze caressed my skin, I felt so completely connected to all that was around me. The feeling of abundance and gratitude seemed to encapsulate my entire being. If we take even a moment to connect with all that is precious and dear to us in our lives right now, we allow the divine light to shine into our hearts. A moment like this can change your entire day from one that is ordinary to one that is full of miracles and we seem to lack nothing.
Fall Yoga Hike!! Saturday Morning, October 18th at the beautiful Avalon Park in Stony Brook – Relaxed walk through the woods to practice a gentle yoga class in natures studio – All ages and levels are welcomed!
Details to follow…
Yoga Movie and Indian Scarf Night! Join us as we view two very interesting short yoga movies entitled “What is Yoga” and “Why we Breathe” together as a Sangha. Kishori will be here showing her Indian scarves for which she will take orders for during the evening. Date to be announced shortly.
Save the Date for a mini-yoga retreat!!! What is Yoga? An Experiential Journey with Amy Perri and Barbara Delledonne – November 2nd at the North Shore Public Library – Registration begins October 1st –
Watch for the return of monthly Yoga Jam in November and other fun yoga related events…
Suggested Rituals for Autumn Equinox
- Give thanks to the Gods for the harvest.
- Evaluate the past year, and identify what to harvest and what to plow under.
- Identify and cut away outworn habits and emotional baggage which are wearing you down.
- Work for balance and equilibrium in nature or in human affairs.
- Give to those less fortunate than you are