You are Awareness

In my yoga class today, the wonderful Micki quoted from Ramana Maharishi to start and end the class.  I found the quote very moving and have been contemplating it (between some stressful work tasks) today.  So, I thought I would share… You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness there is no need to attain or cultivate it. All that you have to do is to give up being aware of other things, that is of the not-Self. If one gives up being aware of them then pure awareness alone remains, and that is the … Continue reading

Turn that Frown Upside Down – Literally

I. Love. Inversions. If someone would have told me a few years ago that being upside down would be one of my favorite things, I would have thought that he/she was a few apples short of a bushel. Not only did I think that I couldn’t physically do it, I was scared to try. But, it’s true – I love inversions. Based on medical information and traditional yoga thought, there are many benefits to inversion that include: Increase of Oxygen Flow to the Brain Relief of Varicose Veins Improvement in Circulation and Acceleration the Cleansing of Blood and Lymph Fluids … Continue reading

It's Not Just a Body Thing

Starting last week, on Friday, I’ve been “off” of my yoga routine.  There were a variety of reasons.  Friday my schedule was busy and it didn’t seem like there was time for me to do something self-focused.  Saturday, I took my daughter shopping and by the time I got back, I was in too much pain to do a vigorous practice, and a calm practice seemed wasteful of time when there was so much to do.  Sunday, I was feeling quite ill and had a university function to attend.  So, it’s been days since I’ve done yoga, and boy do … Continue reading