I am looking forward to being in your midst(s?) in 2015. Over and over the sun is rising and setting and my invitation to myself is to sit with whatever arises during the 24 hour periods that constitute the days. Can I practice loving kindness towards myself and others no matter what? This is the advanced practice for me. Kelly Morris, a beautiful soul and teacher, wrote something to the effect of “asana is akin to kindergarten in the practice of yoga.” I invite myself and others to remember that there is pranayama, meditation, svadyaya (self study), along with many other ingredients that make up the grand title of “Yoga.” Can I keep a light touch with all these powerful practices as I try to incorporate them into each 24 hours cycle? For me, bringing in the super fun, sparkly light that is glitter and rainbow jewels helps me to feel celebratory joy. I am so grateful that I can share a bit of the world of opera and art song (Lieder) with the students that come to practice with me. I am really happy about seeing you all, old friends and new, in the next 365 days. I am hoping that you are all taking amazing care of your beautiful, precious selves. Please feel free to email me or find me on Facebook with any questions/comments.
And so ends my New Year’s note.
Lovelove and peace – Natalie