Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

If the only prayer you ever said was Thank You, it would suffice.
Meister Eckhart

Find Gratitude All Year Round.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Childs Song

Remember this one?   I won't make you do the little hand motions that go with it.  Maybe you've been singing it to your little ones.

Head Fingers Knees and Toes
Knees and Toes
Head Fingers Knees and Toes
Knees and Toes!
Eyes and Ears and Mouth and Nose
Head Fingers Knees and Toes!
Knees and Toes!

I was contemplating how applicable this simple song is for a yoga practice:
Are the head and neck relaxed?  Fingers active?  Are the knees slightly bent to prevent hyper extension or to relieve pressure on the hamstrings?  Are the toes gripping or lightly floating? 

Are the eyes turned inward?  Are the ears open to listen?  Mouth closed for ujjayi breath?  Breath moving in and out of the nose. 

I sometimes have folks sing Row Row Row Your Boat during Navasana...I could shake things up by singing this one instead...

Either way, what a fun way to remember to do a full systems check in each posture.