SPRINGTIME WEEDING THE GARDEN OF YOUR MIND
April 21, 2011. Today's mantra is: I am dissolving.
Looking out my garden today I saw a bunch of dandelions and realized I hadn't done enough work lately to remove the weeds so that the greater beauty of the garden could be revealed. The same is said for why we practice yoga and our opportunity to weed out the negative thoughts in the gardens of our mind. Emotions like revenge are unhealthy and unproductive. Holding onto grievances which are just weeds (and what happens to weeds when they are left unattended...they duplicate!) So today make a pledge to forget about replacing lost money, ignore people who hit below the belt, overlook trivial annoyances, never try to second guess illness. Instead remain dignified and peaceful. Unproductive emotions are weeds and serve as blocks in the road to progress. They limit our ability to move forward, to focus, to think positively, and to act creatively.
And as a result time is wasted.
On the mat acknowledge your emotions like anger, hurt, criticism, frustration, but don't dwell there. Love is contagious and more effective over the long haul. So when choosing make love a priority. Especially since obsessing about grudges keeps them alive and only love forces them to die - like pulling weeds from the garden. This dissolves lifes bitterness and allows us to see lifes great beauty! Today make the beauty in your life even more evident - weed out the garden of your mind. Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia
CLASS PLAN HIPS/TWISTS/CORE CLASS
Supine Cobbler abs: Double pulse, single pulse
Bridge Prep: Single then double pulse
Bridge Prep Bike Twist: Knee, head, hold, twist
Apanasana: Supine lunge, Supine twist
Double Lunge (happy baby)
Bharavajrasana side bend lift up
sun salutation c
arm balance - twisted crow etc.
supine double balance - pigeon abs
supine cobbler abs