Poetry

Blossoming, (a poem about yoga)

                                Blossoming In the beginning, With each unraveling of the mat, We are anxious to add to our garden, To gather the beautiful buds, And coax each asana to open quickly. Feet

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Befriending Life

Everything Has A Deep Dream I’ve spent many years learninghow to fix life, only to discoverat the end of the daythat life is not broken. There is a hidden seed of greater wholenessin everyone and everything.We serve life bestwhen we water it and befriend it.When we listen

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What If?

                What if religion was each other? If our practice was our life? If prayer was our words? What if the temple was the Earth?If forests were our church? If holy water — the rivers, lakes, and oceans? What if meditation was

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Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)

  Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand) by Janet Hockfeld Unfolding upward, Introspection and stillness Allow me to find that  ever present current. I ride with it.  Up, up, up. As I empty, I am filled With the lightness To which I have surrendered.        “The importance of Sarvangasana

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The Empowered Woman                 

  The Empowered Woman  The Empowered Woman, she moves through the worldwith a sense of confidence and grace. Her once reckless spirit now tempered by wisdom. Quietly, yet firmly, she speaks her truth without doubt or hesitation and the life she leads is of her own creation.  She now understands

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Yoga ~ Tend to Yourself

    Yoga isn’t about executing the poses perfectly or having the best balance. Yoga is connecting with yourself. Yoga is like learning to breathe again. Or that moment when you jump out of bed in the morning, rush outside to do the sun salutation and you

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Wisdom on Raising Children

  Excerpt from The Prophet And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. And he said: Your children are not your children. They are the son’s and daughter’s of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not

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“Let it Go” by Donna Faulds

  Let go of the ways you thought life would unfold: the holding of plans or dreams or expectations – Let it all go. Save your strength to swim with the tide. The choice to fight what is here before you now will only result in struggle,

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The Strength of Music ~ a poem

                    When dullness sets in negativity grips the mind Celebrate the strength of music to radiate hope and light Tonal qualities resonate rippling through my fading cells Cathartically, profoundly lifting what once fell It speaks to my heart

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Yoga Conversation With the Body

  Standing tall, balanced, …..right hand grasps left raised wrist. “Stretch,” comes the gentle instruction, …..“Feel your side lengthen?” Another yoga class has begun. Daily worries fade and disappear for a time, …..as the mind clears its mental chaos. In turn, thoughts focus on the subtle …..and

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