Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I arrived at my yoga class this morning and noticed a beautiful azalea plant on a table.  Beside the plant was a card and a box of chocolates.  The only way I know how to describe the feeling upon seeing this gift from my students is:  heartfelt.  I volunteer to teach this class twice a week; but, I have to say that I get as much - if not more - as I give.  Thank you, wonderful yoga students.  You made my day!!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

There's a moon out tonight....

Yes, there will be a full moon tonight!  In recognition of this occasion - and I love recognizing "the moon" in all its glory - our yoga class today had several moon references. 

We open our class with gentle breathing exercises.  Today we began by imagining a pristine lake reflecting the rise of the moon as we inhale.  Then, with Michael Buble singing "Moondance" in the background, we completed a seated version of "moon series" movements.  This wonderful moon series can be found in the book Yoga for Movement Disorders by Renee LeVerrier.  We begin and close the series with a seated crescent moon pose. 

Our closing visualization brought us to a beautiful cabin on a lake.  It's dusk and the moonlight is reflecting off the lake.  As we sit on our porch rocker gazing out at the lake, we acknowledge that the rocking movements and the night sky fill us with peace and contentment.  So relaxing!  Ahh, it's a marvelous night for a moondance...