Tuesday, March 31, 2009

End to March...

There is a crescent moon in Gemini today, as we are now heading clearly into spring.  The new moon in Aries at the end of last week allowed us to reflect on happiness.  Finding it within ourselves no matter what situation we're in at this very moment in our lives.  I'm finding inspiration all around us.  Hope you all are, too.  
Go check out a museum, pick up a new book, find a new song to memorize, and take a new step outside to smell the fresh rain and flowers settling in.  
All of this will inspire you to take better care of your bodies as well.  Dig deeper in your practice.  And be joyful!  April awaits us with new light and energy.  
Om Mani Padme Hum

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Upcoming Events

Spring is finally starting to settle in Boston...

Friday, March 20th:  My restorative vinyasa class at Shobu Aikido will be at 5:00pm so that we can all have time to make it to the Krishna Das concert at Harvard.  
Krishna Das is one of the most well-known kirtan singers/chanters in the world.  His peacefulness and spirit lights up the room when he sings.  I will be there!  Concert begins at 8:00pm in Memorial Hall's Sanders' Theatre just outside of Harvard Yard.  

Sunday, March 22nd:  My Spring Awakening Workshop at Shobu Aikido
Where: 34 Allen St. (in the dojo, restored warehouse), Union Sq. Somerville
Time:  2-4:30pm
What to bring:  mat, journal, water, layers to keep cozy
*We'll warm-up, break down heart-opening/backbending poses, then work them into an uplifting sequence, and wind-down with some journaling and meditation.  
Cost:  $40  (either pay at the door, or sign up online at www.shobu.org)

Tuesday, March 31st:  My vinyasa flow class at Karma Yoga Studio will be donation-based, with all proceeds going to Karma's cat rescue shelter.  So, if you come to my class that night (7:30-8:45pm), your payment will go to the kitties.  :)  

--Hope everyone is enjoying this St. Patty's Day and looking up for Spring.  More moon updates, music, and April events' news to come!  

"One whose mind is stilled by the practice of  yoga sees the self through the pure mind & rejoices in the self."  --Gita

Thursday, March 12, 2009

March Moon Playlist

1. Morcheeba:  The Sea
2. India.Arie:  River Rise
3. Jehro:  I Want Love
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs:  Hysteric
5.    "        "        "      :  Skeletons
6. Bat for Lashes:  Daniel
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs:  Heads Will Roll
8.    "       "         "     :  Soft Shock (acoustic)
9.    "       "         "     :  Skeletons (acoustic)
10.  "       "         "     :  Little Shadow (acoustic)
11.  "       "          "     :  Hysteric (acoustic)
12.Jehro:  Everything
13. Fionn Reagan:  Snowy Atlas Mountains
14.  Massive Attack:  Protection
15. Sufjan Stephens:  Out of Egypt, into the great laugh of mankind...
16. Mum:  Sunday Night Just Keeps on Rolling

Thanks to Maribeth for some of these tunes...fun, inspiring stuff.  

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Daughter of the March Full Moon

Another moon cycle has come and gone.  We're back to another full moon.  Last one of the winter.  Tonight it's in Virgo, affecting digestion (your intestines and pancreas) and it's a great time for finding solutions when concerned about questions or problems.  But when the moon is full in Virgo and in the sign of Pisces, then it gives us the gift of vision.  Knowing that we can build a strong foundation for the future, it reminds us to take life one step at a time and see the wisdom in the current moment.  It reminds us to serve ourselves in order to serve others, and to listen to the voice within.  
The days are longer now and the magic of spring is in the air.  Everyone talks about the sunshine and how happy we are when the days are long and sunny.  But, don't forget the moonshine.  Take in its glow and know that there is hope coming forth from it.  To rebuild our natural world both inside and out.  Maybe right now that means your physical body.  Maybe it's your spiritual self.  Or on a larger scale, it's our society...it's our world.  We can continue to create our own realities by simply aspiring to be true to ourselves.  So, keep relaxing and meditating on what you see for yourself.  What seeds you want to plant with the spring.  And then watch them grow!
Time for some moon salutations and truth in asana...see you on the mat.

"As long as you're breathing, you have more than you know..."