A new student came to my beginners class last week and told me of ongoing neck and shoulder problems. She returned tonight and shared with a smile that her neck and shoulder had been pain free all week. “I’ve slept better than I have in ages.” I love my job!!!
“What can I offer, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd I would give a lamb. If I were a Wise One, I would do my part. What can I give, now? Give my heart.” – Christina G. Rossetti
‘Tis the week of gratitude. Thanksgiving. ‘Tis the season of giving. For there to be giving, someone must receive. This week, accept help. Welcome thanks. Receive gifts offered from others. Receive gifts from within. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Play along and share what you discover!
Hosting a kindergarten friend after school recently, I was reminded of this overheard conversation from a few years ago. “Mommy,” said our 5 year old friend. “Mommy, M says please.” “Yes, he does.” his mommy answers. “But Mommy, he’s 2. Kids at kindergarten don’t say please.” My boy was the polite toddler with long golden curls […]
If I limit yoga to the mat, I’ll not have much of a practice. Meditation Observe what is before me – the beauty, the mess, the legos, the laundry, the muddy hand prints – with acceptance. Breath work Remember to take a nostril breath in and out, not a sigh, before speaking. Mantra Sing the […]
This week, give your self some media free time before sleep. Turn off your phone, TV, computer, and other e-devices an hour before bed. Instead, Go outside and enjoy today’s Super Moon. Breathe deeply, relax with your feet up, read something written on paper, or converse with someone you love. Let your eyes relax and […]
Take time to read this week. Pick up a book from the pile on your bed stand. Peruse a magazine in the bathroom. Read the cereal box if its all that’s available! Read to a young one if you have young ones in your life. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, […]
Tomorrow morning, we’ll go to kindergarten orientation. I remind myself, we’ve been here before. Here’s my reflection from three years ago. Here I sit in the Mama room, watching the antics of 9 toddlers and 3 teachers through the two way mirror. Toddler TV, some Mom has dubbed it. My son started pre-preschool last […]
Be sure to say thank you this week. Thank the store clerk. Thank your kid’s new teacher. Thank the bus driver. Thank the customer service rep. Thank those closest to you. Thank yourself for paying attention to gratitude. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Play along and share what […]