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I was forced to be off-line through the day today (Monday), when I usually write two blog posts.
I didn’t know what to do with myself.
I could have gone for a swim at the beach. Or phoned a friend to have coffee. Or, pulled out this month’s book club selection and curled up for a good read.
But I did none of the above. […]
I have a guru. One who I didn’t actively seek out as a teacher.
He happens to be my husband. He’s a perfect guru, too. You know someone who throws you back on your own resources and holds a mirror up to you so you can see your own reflection.
Most people don’t like to look in the mirror and I’m no exception. However, how else are you going to see how beautiful you are?
In December last year Daniel suggested a sponto* trip to South Island, New Zealand. […]
The Patanjali study group that I’m leading on Saturday afternoons has created some perturbation among the students, that is… […]
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Have you run across the idea that your yoga mat can act as your therapist? I know on one level that sounds facetious, but think about it. You put yourself on your mat routinely and, each time you do, it’s an opportunity for you to watch your behaviour.
What are your responses as you practice. […]
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Australia as a country presents as laid-back, the home of a ‘no worries’ culture, and at no time more so than December-January.
It used to be the case that the whole place closed down from the time the kids got out of school (mid-Dec.) until they went back (early Feb.). […]
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We have guests staying with us at the moment. It’s the time of year that, if you live in the country, especially near a river and a beach, you will have visitors. I love it.
Unfortunately, one of our guests who is staying with us has not been well. Nothing too serious, but off-colour enough to be a-abed. She doesn’t want to be made a fuss of but, as the hostess, I feel responsible. I end up being solicitous. […]
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Reading this weekend’s SMH newspaper, I came across some pieces in the magazine section that related to longevity. Let me tell you, this subject becomes more and more interesting as I age.
Toward the end of this year, I will celebrate my 68th birthday. Like most sexagenarians, I have no idea how I accumulated that number of years. […]
I don’t know what the exact trigger is for having to go on a diet – different for different people, I suppose.
Possible reasons for gaining weight are we’ve been on the holiday of a lifetime on a cruise ship where the food laid on was deliciously irresistible. Or how about, visiting distant family and suffering emotional setbacks that could only be soothed by comfort foods. […]
The calves have started popping out of Farmer Scott’s beef cows on the property next door to us. I haven’t actually seen any births but the numbers of these labrador-sized creatures are increasing each day. […]
The saying – “You can catch more flies with honey” – is true, and by extension so is, “You can catch more flies with humour”. That’s why we see as many humorous messages in emails and Facebook these days as we do inspiring ones.
People who do a great deal of public speaking know enough to have a funny anecdote or joke up their sleeves to warm up their audiences. It’s no less important for yoga teachers to be able to inject humour into their classes to help students feel at ease and create a warm environment. […]
Do you feel like you have to start all over again when, from time to time, life gets in the way of your yoga practice? You know, those situations when…You go on a trip and there’s no room to put a mat down. (Maybe you completely forgot to pack your mat, like I did last week.You get a bad cold and imagine terrible things will happen in head-down-bum-up poses, i.e., downward-facing dog pose, headstand or shoulder stand.You pull a hamstring, tear a intercostal, or strain your sacroiliac joint.You have a late night. […]
Maybe it had to happen. Yoga has been on such a great roll. In recent weeks, though, the N.Y.Times has published a couple of articles, both by the same writer, that have stirred the opinions, angst, and ire of worldwide yogis.
The first yoga article by William Broad added promotional currency to his newly-ly published book, The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards. The piece was titled “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body.” There was a storm of activity on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and on the New York newspaper’s on-line forum. […]