All One

Under the large wooden beams of the old church Its expansive space The vaulted ceiling, so high, reaching towards the gods The sun shining in, streaming through like colored ribbons through the stained glass windows         I lay on my mat, eyes closed The harmonium hums, an angel’s voice chants Offers it up to Lakshmi A beautiful woman in a hijab walks…

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The pose begins when you want to get out of it

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions. B.K.S. Iyengar

The Fertility of the Spring Equinox

Celebrating the natural rhythm. Feeling it. From The Wild Hunt (http://wildhunt.org/2013/03/a-blessed-spring-equinox-5.html): “Here, in this moment of balance, I honor and recognize the sacred mystery of existence. I am a part of a cosmic dance. A holy and blessed music fills the world. The light and the darkness shift from this moment onward. As it is on the land, so it is in my being. I…

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Let us Not be Silenced in the Struggle — Ashley Lewis Carroll

Let me introduce Ashley to you. She’s super rad. Brutally honest. And that’s how I like them. I met her at my yoga studio and was instantly drawn to her energy. I am honored she let me share this piece (not silenced in the struggle) of writing with you all about. Hi, I’m Ashley. I’m an introverted writer at heart. I’m a wife and mother…

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Art for the Sake of Art

These photos will always remind me of an overcast December day, ivy and evergreens, Old Fashioned Morphine, tea, red flowers, and gemstones. Thanks to my creative friends for being expressive with me, Travis and Courtney, the other beauty in the photos. Thanks to Eden for a couple of edits.  Here is a link to Travis’ art: http://travischaney.com/ Take baths with friends for a good time….

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