In the 1920's, it was believed that smoking cigarettes helped with respiration, Tour DeFrance riders would lite up and share cigarettes before big hills.
Aren't you tired of the old thoughts, beliefs, prejudices? How do we release who we used to be, and embrace who we are becoming?
Steady practice wipes the slate clean. Patanjali wrote these Sutras over two thousand years ago:
1-13 Tatra sthitau yatno-’bhyasah
Being firmly established in the state of controlled thought waves
is called practice.
1-14 Sa tu dirgha-kala-nairantarya-satkarasevito dridha-bhumih
Persistent practice, becomes firmly grounded in presence when it has been practiced for a long, uninterrupted time, and with earnest devotion.
sah – that practice
tu – however
dirghakala – (for) a long time
nairantarya – without interruption
satkara – reverence, devotion, respect
avesitah – pursued, practiced, continued
dridhabhumih – firmly grounded
I saw this bag in the store the other day. Old news. Not much good except for cat litter and bird cages.
What old ways do you hold on to? Next time you practice, shed your skin, and thaw your heart. Let each breath out make room for the new. It's never too late to re-write your story. I'm planning a special New Years Day workshop on making space for lasting change. we'll explore our practice as a vehicle for transformation. Details to follow soon.
My brush with fame!
If you've got Fallon health insurance, before you recycle it, check out the members calendar they sent you for a pic of me standing on my head. I think it's on the March page. Yeah, what a hoot. Mom took mine for her fridge.
There's still room to join us this coming Sunday for the Winter Solstice Yoga Class in Concord, and note our annual day after Christmas class on the Yoga events page as well.
Om shanti, I'll see you in class
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