Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring is Here??!!

Here is the view from our balcony in Boulder this morning (April 5th). I was hoping for flowers but I will settle for the beautiful blue sky, highlighted by the white snow.

Yoga's Reach (poem by Danna Faulds)

I recently read this yoga poem by Danna Faulds from her book, From Root to Bloom, Yoga Poems and Other Writings, and it expressed the way I feel. Sometimes we just need to become quiet and let yoga enter into all of our "nooks and crannies".

Yoga's Reach

It is a wonder
how a simple stretch
deepens breath,
and an elegantly held pose
grows to touch the
whole of me.

Like sugar stirred into tea,
the potency
of yoga spreads
from body into mind
and heart, revealing
an ocean of energy
that heals and opens,

holds me close
and sets me free
all in the same moment.

Monday, February 2, 2009


It's that time of year when I want to just burrow under the covers and come out in a couple of months. It's cold, it's dark, it's busy at work, my skin is dry, my car is a new color (dirty brown), I'm not getting enough exercise, on some days my yoga practice consists of taking one deep breath!! What's the answer?? For me, it's about baby steps and forgiveness. I try to remind myself that I have choices and I have the ability to change things and change my attitude--and sometimes that actually works!! I try to do some little thing--another deep breath, listen to good music, my favorite yoga pose. I also try to forgive myself -- after all, it is winter in Minnesota and spring will be here eventually and things will be better!