Yoga for the soul
As always happens: we wait for Summer to come for what it seems so long... then, we don't have time to realize that indeed Summer has started, and we find the calendar to be in mid-July! Already!
This feeling is usually worst the more we are running around juggling between work and all the fun projects and goals we picked for the season! So....what's better than some yoga to rest the soul and the mind?
As found on one of our favorites in town, Mountain Sol Yoga:
SUMMER TIME IN THE SIERRA
SUMMER HAS, FINALLY, COME TO OUR MOUNTAIN HOME. AS THE SNOW MELTS AND THE WOODS COME ALIVE A FLURRY OF ENERGY OVERTAKES OUR COMMUNITY. EVERYONE IS IN MOTION FROM THE BLACK BEARS TO THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL HIKERS. THE WARM SUN AND LONG DAYLIGHT HOURS PROVIDE PLENTY OF ENERGY FOR GROWTH OF THE MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL SEEDS WE PLANT.
PLANTING ANY GARDEN IS A THOUGHTFUL EXERCISE. IF WE PLANT TOO MUCH OR TOO MANY DIFFERENT SEEDS, WE LOSE THE ABILITY TO TEND AND NOURISH THEM ALL. OR, IF AMONG ALL THE FUN AND EXCITEMENT A SNEAKING SENSE OF REMORSE CREEPS IN LIKE WEEDS, IT CAN SMOTHER OUR JOY WITH LONGINGS FOR ALL THE THINGS WE CAN’T DO OR ACCOMPLISH IN THE LIMITED TIME WE HAVE. THE RESULT IS THE SAME: A PLOT THAT IS TEEMING WITH LIFE, BUT THAT DOES NOT BEAR A GREAT HARVEST.
IF WE REALLY SEEK TO GROW AND INVEST IN OURSELVES, WE MUST TEND OUR GARDENS. IN OUR HOME WE HAVE A WOODCUT ON THE WALL OF A BLACKBIRD BUILDING A NEST THAT BEARS THE SIMPLE INSCRIPTION -- INVEST. IT SERVES AS A GENTLE REMINDER THAT REAL AND MEANINGFUL CHANGE COMES SLOWLY AND WITH GREAT PATIENCE, AND THAT WE MUST ‘BUILD OUR NEST’ TO RECEIVE IT.
INVESTING THE TIME TO PLANT THE RIGHT THOUGHTS AND WEED OUT THE UNNECESSARY ONES IS FUNDAMENTAL TO THE REAL AND MEANINGFUL PRACTICE OF YOGA. EXPENDING ENERGY THROUGH POSES FEELS GREAT, BUT THE REAL HARVEST COMES THROUGH THOUGHTFUL APPLICATION OF OUR DISCIPLINE.
AND SO WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN THE STUDIO AND ON THE MAT.
AT MOUNTAIN SOL WE HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF NEW LIFE AND NEW GROWTH TO SHARE THIS SEASON. FROM A NEWBORN BABY TO A HOST OF NEW TEACHERS THERE IS A LOT TO CELEBRATE. SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR OUR SUMMERTIME SPECIALS!
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