“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence”
Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,
Hoping this message finds you enjoying the first signs of spring that are popping up all around us. Think about the perseverance and patience that nature is gifted with. The small bulbs that wait silently underground, the perennials that lay dormant waiting for the signals and signs that it is time to begin their work of opening, pushing, growing up out of the dark earth into the light. Nature does not give up, it finds a way to regenerate. The natural world knows what needs to be done and does not question its role in its lifetime. As I look out my window and marvel at the pink and purple hyacinths that bloom in my garden, it fills me with hope and joy that we too can rise above our darkness and shine in all our glory
We all know the saying that nothing comes easy. It is not so much talent, genius, education or luck that enables great people to do great things. It is simply the persistence and perseverance of doing the next right thing, showing up when they don’t really want to, knocking at the door long enough until someone answers. We too must learn the lesson of patience and persistence as we confront situations in our lives where we are either forced to wait or forced to gather all our faith to keep hanging on day in and day out, dangling on the edge of vulnerability.
My young son learned a great lesson yesterday as he walked through his fear to re-take a test qualifying him to be an umpire that he had failed last week. He had decided that he was not going to take the chance of “being completely humilitated” if he failed a second time laying face down on his bed. At the last moment to our surprise he popped up, got dressed and asked my husband to take him. He came home shining with pride as he ended up passing the test! The act of suiting up and showing up even when the obstacles arise in our path, builds confidence, faith, character and joy.
The Yoga Sutras tell us is it the obstacles that lead us into a deeper understanding of ourselves which in turn allows to become deeply connected to others as well as the divine force that flows in and out of everything. Directly confronting our difficulties with clarity, compassion and persistence creates freedom. Freedom in knowing you are never really trapped in any situation. For today, see if you can change your perspective to any “rocks” that are in your stream. Stay focused, do the next right thing, however small it may seem, and try and find the lesson, the jewel that is hidden within. Today, be persistent in your journey towards balance, freedom, peace and serenity in your life.
Happy First Day of Spring – Tuesday, March 20th – New Moon March 22nd!!! Yay
Yoga Classes this Week
Monday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow
**Thursday Evening at 630pm**
**(trying this new time for a few weeks, let me know your thoughts, please)**
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
ShaktiPath Kirtan at Yogaholic this Friday, March 23rd 7-9pm. Click on the link for more information https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/ or www.ShaktiPath.net
Monday Morning, March 25th at 930am a few of us are planning to go to Yoga for Life in Setauket to practice asana class led by Kate Kaming with live music by Girish. http://www.yogaforlifeohm.com/workshops.html to reserve your spot.
Anyone interested in joining our team The Relayoga Warriors for the June 8th Rocky Point Relay for Life, let me know. We would love to have you join us in the fight against cancer!!
Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr