Dear Yoga Enthusiasts,
I love when a student emails me to ask for a poem I read in class, or to comment about a pose or a feeling they encountered during practice. I love getting feedback from you! So please don’t hesitate to comment to me whether its something positive or something I need to be aware of to improve your experience. I read the following poem last week and was asked to share it. You may want to print it and pull it out whenever Winter is getting the best of you! I know I will. (Scroll down for the poem).
Love, light and peace as we begin this next trip around the sun!
Happy New Year to you all!
Yoga this Week
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Friday Morning at 930am with Meditation
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Winter Teaches Me by Joyce Rupp
Winter teaches me patience:
Walk carefully on icy sidewalks. Drive slower through snarled traffic.
Take more time to put on layers of clothes. Wait for streets to be cleared of snow.
Be understanding about mail arriving late.
Winter strengthens my courage:
Go out into windy, freezing air.Risk traveling on snowy roads.
Dress warmly and go for a walk. Ski through woods, alone and free.
Be a peace in long days of darkness.
Winter brings me beauty:
Look up at the star-filled sky. Pause to breathe the crisp air.
Vigil with steel-blue sunsets. Marvel at the frost etchings on windows.
Sink boots into soft, sensual powder.
Winter gives me silent hope:
Touch the terminal buds on branches.Clear the snow and find green moss below.
Watch the sunlight fade, then linger longer.Stand with the strength of evergreen trees.
Listen to the birds cheeping at the feeder.
Namaste Dear Ones,