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God Rest Ye December 23, 2009

…Merry Yogis and Yoginis!

So, we’re winding down our November and December class focus of “Rest.”  We’ve spent two months exploring yoga’s balance of effort and ease.  We fine-tuned our Asanam to the “nth” degree, soothed our nervous systems with Pranayama and rested flat on our backs to some pretty Yoga Nidra songs.

In addition, I tried to share quotes from various sources to complement our Restful theme.  Here is a compilation:

  • Patanjali: “Sthira sukham asanam.”  (Asana is a steady/firm, comfortable/pleasant posture.)
  • Satchidananda: “Take it easy, but don’t be lazy!”
  • Lao Tzu: “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
  • Thich Nhat Hanh: “Smile, breathe and go slowly.”
  • Lily Tomlin: “For fast-acting relief – try slowing down.”

For a compilation of practices, song lists and other tools that have supported our “Rest” focus over these months, please see the Tips-n-Tools page.

It has been a pleasure to pass on resources that have helped me find comfort and joy through the holiday craze – plus before and beyond.  I hope you found something useful!

And a reminder – check out the Events page for info on a special NEW YEAR’S EVE WORKSHOP.  Launch an abundant 2010 under the Full Moon!

Thanks, all, for sharing mellow spirits and soulful OMs.  Wishing you peace, joy, love and light – in this season, for the new year, and always.  OM Shanti.

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