My passion for Yoga increases daily.. I have been practicing since 2002 and I intend to practice for as long as i am here! So many thanks to the wonderful Yoga teachers I have had so far: Dave Cohen, Peter Rizzio from Bhava Yoga (Bhava yoga) Carla Stangenberg (Jaya Yoga) . A wonderful Yoga Journal 2006 Beginners' Conference
in Boston with: Baron Baptiste, Cindi Lee, Judith Hanson Lasater, Paul Grilley, Natasha Rizopoulos, Sharon Gannon.
Beautiful words to live by
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. You were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others. - Nelson Mandela
Yoga is a joyful practice reminding us that we are dancing in a field of opposites and the entire universe exists to set us free.
Conversing with Nature
Smile with the flowers and green grass. Play with the birds and the deer. Shake hands with the ferns and twigs. Talk to the rainbow, wind, stars and the sun. Converse with the running brook and the waves of the sea. Develop friendship with all your neighbors, Dogs, cats, trees and flowers. Then you will have a wide, perfect and full life.
-Swami Sivananda Saraswati