Friday, June 27, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The quote of the day was, "Having children is like living in the move Final Destination...everything is trying to kill them!"--bridget tracy. Bridget is an effortless mom, and takes everything smoothly and calmly, but I was a bit on edge with this delicate little being...definitely will be waiting a few more years before I have kids!
Monday, June 23, 2014
Week 3: KALI
Week 4: DHUMAVATI
Week 5: BHUVANESHWARI
Week 6: CHINNAMASTA
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Anywho, long story short-- I learned a lot today, about who I am as a teacher, facilitator, and overall communicator. I love the rahasya ("revealing") that took place and I am grateful for the opportunity to become better. What a day!
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
"The body is like an earth. It is a land into itself. It is as vulnerable to overbuilding, being carved into parcels, cut off, over mined, and shorn of its power as any landscape. The wilder woman will not be easily developed by redevelopment schemes. For her, the questions are not how to perform, but how to feel.
The hips, they are wide for a reason, inside them is a satiny ivory cradle for new life. A woman's hips are outriggers for the body above and below; they are portals, they are a lush cushion, the handholds for love, a place for children to hide behind. The legs, they are meant to take us, sometimes to propel us; they are the pulleys that help lift us, they are the 'anillo', the ring for encircling a lover. They cannot be too this or too that. They are what they are.
There is no "supposed to be" in bodies. The question is not size or shape or years of age, or even having two of everything. But the wild issue is, DOES THIS BODY FEEL, does it have right connection to pleasure, to heart, to soul, to the wild? Does it have happiness, joy? Can it in it's own way move, dance, jiggle, sway, thrust? Nothing else matters."
Can my body move, dance, jiggle, sway and thrust? NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.
After class we did a journaling exercise and wrote a poem based on one by Ntozake Shange. Shanges' goes...
HERE IS WHAT I HAVE...
SO MUCH LOVE.
To write your own....
Line 1: "Here is what I have..."
Line 2: Insert noun (yoga, dances, knowledge, etc)
Line 3: one body part (that frustrates you)
Line 4: one body part (that you love)
Line 5: &
Line 6: blank
Line 7: "and so much <insert word>"
My poem was...
Here is what I have...
So much fucking joy.
Namaste beautiful people !!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Golden Buddha Yoga ITALY RETREAT June 2014....SIENA.
Today our group of 14 split up and cruised the streets of Siena. We were on our own for lunch, so Cass, Sarah and myself stumbled into a side street restaurant and ordered ourselves a meat plate, a cheese plate, and some porcini mushroom risotto. We sipped on Aperol Spritzs which came with a "warm appetizer"....a soft chewy bread, rolled with delicious ham and fried. GAH. Heaven.