I have mentioned before that I don’t like to know the time during yoga as it distracts me in ways I don’t appreciate. https://wp.me/s8idub-patience This has led to my not wearing a watch during class. It is too tempting to check the time, and is not how I want to shape my yoga practice. This… Continue reading Watch
For the past few weeks, we have been considering the various elements in yoga. In the most recent class, our theme was balance–the joining of the various elements in our practice. This led to more balance poses than usual (and I am still not very good at those) but also integrating the various elements into… Continue reading Balance
We have been working on the various elements in yoga recently. The final element was Space. As I understood it, that has to do with connections and relationships. Well! That was apparently all I needed to send my mind in a million directions. And lately I have been doing much better at focusing on yoga… Continue reading Space
This was our word of the day. We put it into play as we entered some poses twice, pausing after the first time to consider what we might change. I did come to realize that you never enter the exact same pose twice. It is also true that I focused on my yoga more than… Continue reading Reflect
Yoga was directed by the word allow. My instructor said this had to do with allowing one’s body to move into new positions and to allow for possibility. My immediate response was that my week had much to do with resistance. As I spent time on my mat, I thought about this disconnect. I participated… Continue reading Allow?
I just finished reading a book with an interesting page set up. Some of the top edges were not cut as usual. Those pages were stuck together. As I read and separated pages, I thought about how people used to always have to do that on a first pass through a book. And I… Continue reading Connections
This is an opera composed by Tchaikovsky. Apparently the story is based on a lengthy poem by Pushkin. I watched this as an HD re-broadcast last night. There were 6 of us in our theater. The rest of you missed a wonderful production or maybe you were at another theater (or saw it either live… Continue reading Eugene Onegin