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Handstands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Light Practice:
 
Find a new perspective! Try a handstand or a downward dog and notice the shift.

 

Jan30

Double Down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to stay warm this winter I have found that wearing two jackets is extremely helpful. Although, I look bulky in my extra layers it has allowed me to take long walks outside with my dog Cosmo. In the past I have had a less than positive relationship with winter. Basically, I hate the cold. This year I have decided to not run away from the cold and change my attitude about the winter season.

As the days start getting shorter and the cold weather begins I usually think to myself, why am I not living in Hawaii? Instead of lamenting over why I didn’t move to a warmer climate I have decided that I will like winter this year. I changed my relationship with the winter season by changing my thoughts about it. Instead of complaining I have chosen to find the beauty in the season.

What I have learned to love about the winter is the quiet down time. The joys of sipping hot tea under a cozy blanket. The light and fluffy snow that my dog Cosmo loves prancing around in for hours. Also, I have always loved knitting, and what better time to knit than in the dead of winter?

Not only have I changed my thoughts about winter, but I have made sure I am fully prepared (ie wearing two down coats when I walk outside). Taking Vitamin D supplements helps my mood immensely. Again I have my dog to thank for getting me out of the house to walk outside and enjoy the crisp beauty of winter and not fall into a slump. Trying to reach 10,000 steps in a day may feel hard in the winter, but by taking a few walks in the sun during the day can really help your mood and health.

A home practice of asana (yoga postures) and meditation is also extremely helpful in keeping the winter blues away. Let’s be real, some days are just too cold out to make it to a yoga studio. So it is important to keep yourself warm from in the inside out through meditation and yoga postures. Keeping it to the same time each day can help it become a habit in your life. The yoga postures at home do not have to be crazy arm balances and inversions. I’d recommend trying more gentle and restorative yoga postures.

Live Light Practice:

Take a walk outside after lunch each day. Bundle up so you won’t be cold. As you walk keep your phone at home or in your pocket and be aware of the nature around you.

Shanti,

Liza

 

Jan20

Write

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Light Practice:

Start your day writing in your journal. Take 10 minutes to write what comes to mind and clear your head.

Jan16

I am…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year!!! January 1st is a fresh start to a brand new year, and it can be full of resolutions and changes that we think we need to make about ourselves. This year rather than looking at what I want to fix about myself I am starting the year off with gratitude.

Happiness comes from being grateful. Thanksgiving isn’t the only time of year that we need to set aside time to be thankful.

Even if you have already made resolutions for the New Year take a few minutes today to thank yourself and those important in your life in 2013.

Live Light Practice:

Before the first day of 2014 is over set aside time to reflect of the following questions. Find a quiet spot where you can be alone. Be specific when you describe why you are grateful.

What are you most grateful for in 2013? List 3 things.

Who made an impact in your life in 2013 and what can you thank them for?

What are you grateful for in the new year?

Then go out and enjoy the first day of a new year!!!

Shanti,

Liza

 

 

Jan01