Today will be 20 days since surgery on my right hand. I wanted to share what my practice has been like post surgery. My personal practice is important to me. I've made a career out of it. I opened up a small studio and I started a 300 hour Training program to add to the 200 hours I already have. It was a tough decision for me to do this surgery, but I could no longer ignore the pain. The yoga helped for years by stretching the nerves but in the end I made the decision to go for the surgery. I trust my surgeon. He's no nonsense and told me recovery would be awhile. Patience. It won't be forever. 20 days without my practice "the way it was" is feeling kinda like forever. It's only been 20 days.
Yoga is so much more than the physical practice of asana. I know this. I've been taking stock. During the teacher training when it comes time to practice I feel frustrated. I know I should accept this time for what it is. I have gained a new empathy for fellow practitioners who have body stories. I'm grateful to have this experience and to learn from it. I will be compassionate with myself and do what I can. Slowly gaining strength one breath, one day at a time.
Monday's Solar Eclipse is very special! The last total eclipse was 99 years ago, so we are very lucky to experience it during our lifetime.
In an eclipse, there is a heightened level of energy that impacts both the environment and can affect us in interesting ways too.
* Our digestion is reduced
* Energy level decreases
* Some folks experience a mental fog and uneasy feeling
There may be feelings of wanting go "inside" and become more introspective. Many animals and birds become less active during an eclipse and spend that time sleeping. Unfortunately we may not be so lucky enough to get away to rest.
It's important to note that some or all of these feelings can occur 2 to 3 days both before and after the event.
During this time we can all benefit from our yoga practice! I'll be at Lam on Sunday at 10:00 and again on Monday, the day of the eclipse for a special practice those days to honor the event with breathing, yoga and chanting. Come celebrate the feminine power of the moon with me and your Lam Yoga family! .
Join Lam Yoga February 21-28th for a vacation of dreams. We will stay at Vista Celestial nestled in the mountains of Uvita, located on the Pacific side of the country. The Villa is surrounded by spectacular views on all sides. Our gracious hosts can not wait to show off their glorious property.
First class accommodations and gorgeous views
This retreat can only accommodate 10 people in total We will be the only guests on the property for this relaxing and rejuvenating getaway. Our meals will be expertly prepared by the house chef and the ingredients will come from the kitchen gardens.
A guest watches as the chef chooses from the kitchen garden
imagine waking up to an energizing yoga practice followed by a freshly prepared breakfast made just for you. Next, a hike down to the waterfall to take in the beauty of this wild land. You will see some exotic creatures!
Bridge on the hike down to the waterfall
We look forward to this journey with you. If we can answer any questions, please reach out to Jen at email@example.com See you in paradise!
We live life and have experiences. Somewhere along the way we change and loose that unselfconscious joy of play and movement we had. Children don't worry about what they look like in a pose. They are fearless of falling, love trying new things and love a challenge. Can you do that? Can I do that? It will be my intention in my yoga practice and in my life to honor and cherish my inner child.
I fall down a lot. During practice of course, but also in my life. I used to fear falling. It's embarrassing to let people see you fail. To flounder like a beetle on its back, to look helpless. Truth, we don't grow if we don't fall. I learn something every time I fall out of a pose. Yoga has been humbling. I got serious in my practice later in my life. Im 46 and I've learned to be patient and kind to my body. I fall and I get back up and I'm grateful. I'm grateful for a body that loves to dance and move and flow. I'm grateful for a sense of humor that gets me back up when I fall on my face in life too.
You know that excitement of a new book when you discover it's something special right away. That first page has you like WOW! I wasn't sure how The Alchemist got into my hands, but I fell in love with the story and the message. "You are your own personal legend." Paulo Coelho taught me that, "When you want something the whole universe will conspire to help you." Both of these books took me on amazing adventures and both were life changing.
Some one pinch me. I'm dreaming. Ouch!!! I guess we really do have a fun shirt designed by the one and only Rachel Decavage of Cinder and Salt fame! I love the path this business is taking me down. I'm using my brain in new and creative ways. I go to bed excited and it's hard to fall asleep. It's okay though! I love the energy and the creative flow! I blame the practice for all the good juju.
I love practicing to music! All kinds! Sometimes airy fairy yoga stuff and sometimes it's The White Stripes that feeds my soul. Check out our playlist on Spotify! This is perfect for your home practice! Just click on the link to take you to Spotify and away you flow! 🎶
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