January 2012

The More Things Change

The More Things Change

The New Year is a time when you set goals so you can achieve what you may have missed out on the previous year. For instance, maybe you weren’t successful enough in business, so this year you’ll aim for a bonanza; or, you weren’t available enough for your children, but this year you’ll definitely improve your relationships with them; or, you didn’t get those pesky 5 kg. […]

Yoga Fellowship

Yoga Fellowship

After spending yesterday evening and part of today with my yoga friend Nick, I was reminded of what a blessing our yoga friendships are.
As a yoga teacher or student, you may have had the experience of meeting extraordinary people through the vehicle of yoga. Many of my best friends are people I’ve met through yoga. […]

Ganesha's Blessings

Ganesha's Blessings

New Year’s Day 2012

Here is Ganesha, still sporting the beanie he wore at Christmas. His post is at the entrance to the Yoga Shed and signals a friendly welcome to all students.
As the harbinger of new beginnings, I can imagine that Ganesha also welcomes us into the New Year. By extension, we could probably adopt him as the Muse for our New Year’s resolutions if, for instance, we are planning on beginning a year of regular yoga practice, healthy eating or being punctual.
I call January the month of good intentions. […]