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February 4

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, the quotes that I’ve been sharing are from Judith Hanson Lasater’s A Year of Living Your Yoga.  My mother gave me the book for Christmas and today…is her birthday!  Happy birthday mom 🙂

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Become a larger container for Spirit.

Living Your Yoga: Recently, a friend recounted to me a situation in which she experienced what she called the “shocking pettiness” of her life.  As you practice today, imagine yourself with a bigger heart, and from there bestow your generosity.  For example, give away something to a person who needs it, or better yet give your long-overdue forgiveness.

Judith Hanson Lasater

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February 3

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Life is holy.

Living Your Yoga: One of my favourite verses of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali (I:23) can be expressed as Practice the presence of God.  Can you find God in the ritual of a forward bend or the softness of an inhalation done with awareness?  When you do this, God becomes a practice, not just an idea.

Judith Hanson Lasater

Green Room Yoga Class Cancelled

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Hi everyone,

I’ve cancelled the class at Green Room Yoga on Tuesdays at 4pm due to low registration.  I’ll keep you posted for the spring schedule.

Blessings,

Siobhan

February 2

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Each moment has the same potential for wholeness.

Living Your Yoga: Wholeness is found not only in the special moments of being lost in an exquisite sunset or feeling the perfect balance of stillness in meditation.  Every moment of your life can be just as whole if you allow it to be so.  Today find the treasure in the most mundane moments.  How did it go?

Judith Hanson Lasater

February 1

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The goal of yoga is adaptability, not flexibility.

Living Your Yoga: Many students come to asana practice in order to become more flexible.  More important is learning to be adaptable and to let life flow through you.  How can you do this in your practice today?

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 31

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Yoga is not about avoiding difficulty.

Living Your Yoga: When we try to avoid difficulty, we create difficulty.  Today choose something you find difficult and do it with love for five minutes.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 30

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Every asana is about opening.

Living Your Yoga: Today when you practice, find a new part of your body that is opening in each asana, even during a forward bend that seems to be about closing.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 29

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Why do we resist life?

Living Your Yoga: When you feel resistance arising, first notice it.  With a curious mind, allow yourself to acknowledge completely the aspect of your life that your resistance represents.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 28

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Feeling at ease does not mean feeling nothing.

Living Your Yoga: Three times today, stop, close your eyes, and ask yourself, What am I feeling right now?  Can I be at ease with it?  Name it and wait for an answer.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 27

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Discipline arises from clarity of intention and commitment.

Living Your Yoga: Sit quietly on your mat. Create an intention for your practice before you begin, such as this Mantra for Daily Living: Today I will focus my practice on inviting inner stillness.

Judith Hanson Lasater