"Purity askes that we make full and honest ontact with the moment so there is nothing lost and no regrets."
Week Four This week, set aside one undisturbed hour where you take the entire time to eat one orange. Give this orange, and the delight of eating it, your full attention for the whoe hour. For the rest of the week, slow down and be pure with each moment as it presents itself. Journal your experience.
Each class is structured around the needs of those that are present.
*Saturday's Basic will be taught by a teacher trainer.
"Saucha invites us to purify our bodies, our thoughts, and our words."
This week notice where your body is sluggish. Begin to purify yourself through diet and exercise (and the space around you if that is making you sluggish). Notice how the sluggishness becomes lighter as you purify. Notice the difference between the external process of cleansing and the internal process of purifying. The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele
We will also touch on this theme in my other classes
Thursday July 12, Restore
"Patanjali's detachment beckons you to cultivate the willingness to surrender as you go along, right here and now, but not because you despair or are uninterested. On the contrary, detachment requires total engagement. When you allow yourself to see things as they really are, then - and only then - can you love yourself and others without hidden expectations. Detachment is the greatest act of love.
Discipline "Abhyasa means "to apply oneself" From this viewpoint, all of life is practice. Practice is not about what you get, it is about what you give. Whether you are driven or resistant, the medicine is the same: do what is truly possible with unwavering commitment to giving yourself to the moment Without this intention, practice becomes another task to be completed, and it loses its ability to transform. And transfomation, or freedom, is the reason for all discipline." Judith Lasater "Living your Yoga"
Mantras for Daily Living I give myself fully to each moment Discipline is quality, not quantity I can always make a choice There is enough time My yoga practice is discipline