“You people, you know nothing, follow now?”
“How many times must I say it?”
“Shall I do it for you?”
Supposedly Mr. Iyengar said these things while teaching yoga.
Today my yoga practice was simple. Supta Baddha Konasana to start. Downward Dog. Brief head stand. Brief shoulder stand. Brief plow pose. Let's get this practice going again.
Supta Virasana. I feel asleep in Supta Virasana. I kid you not. It's an odd position to wake up in. Legs and feet. Pins and needles. All's well. I can walk again. I hear it's yoga month. OK, if you say so. Yoga day, yoga month. How many ways can we promote the heck out of something. It's getting to be like billboards on the highway. Hey, there's something beautiful behind those billboards. Either do yoga, or don't. Life's short, no one gets out alive. Yoga gives insight into the true nature of a person, and their place in the universe. Poses help with calming the mind, bringing about health in the body. It's a good thing. End of rant.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On, has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race." -Calvin Coolidge
During the week June 12-18, 2016 I'll be in San Francisco seeing bodywork clients. I wont be teaching yoga or seeing clients in Palm Springs during that time. You can see Jackie Herndon for Bodywork. If you would like to schedule an appointment with me, click here to connect with me.
“‘The moment you are very clear about what you want to do (in life), things happen. Life comes to your aid. Life never comes to the aid of those who merely yield to some demand out of fear. But if you say, “This is what I really want to do- and I am going to pursue it”, then you will find that something miraculous takes place. When you invite life, things begin to happen. But you see, we don’t want to invite life, we want to play a safe game; and those who play a safe game die safely.’ ” — J. Krishnamurti
Just completed the four day Upledger CranioSacral Therapy course. It's CST1. I didn't realize that Upledger had such a comprehensive body of work. I'm looking forward to practicing what I learned, and taking more courses in this direction. It's like the best savasana ever!
Time magazine with Steve Jobs on the cover. Interesting . . .
Testing out an ipad app, posting to a blog. Almost wrote boasting. Ha. Nothing to boast about here.
Rainy days and Mondays is a reference to a song by The Carpenter's. It's Monday, rainy, and windy. A blustery day. Just got in from walking the kids to school. My British nieces are 3, 6, & 9. What a perfect collection of numbers. There is so much balance and symmetry to their ages, it's remarkable. In yoga, numbers divisible by 3 have a spiritual significance. Actually, it’s probably more scientific than spiritual, or maybe there’s no tangible difference. It’s so great being uncle garrell, especially they way they say it. Being around such precious beings, has a significant impact on who I am. I realise parents are at a disadvantage, in that parenting involves a lot of steering the little ones to get socks and shoes on, putting things away, when the little ones just want to play. Never having kids, from this perspective, I feel I’ve missed out on something significant. We learn about who we are, and what we’re made of, in relationships. On my own, I just get to be right. In relationship, I learn and grow. A little.