June’s theme is creativity and came about out of necessity! After fifteen months of relative isolation, I’m feeling called upon to up the ante as I redefine my work and life priorities moving forward. Possibilities abound, now that things are opening up and we move into summer, a season of expansion. We have to honor ourselves […]
Seva – Service
In Sanskrit, Seva means service. The word service is packed with meaning. We receive and give service of all kinds. Culturally, we regularly attend a variety of services. Furthermore, service in its heightened capacity is honorable. We thank those serving in the military as well as our first-responders. […]
Tapas – Purification
Think of Tapas as a yearly spring cleaning. It marks the change of seasons. Furthermore it’s the shift from shorter days to more light and activity. Tapas, in yoga practice, refers to spirituality and freedom on a deeper level.
In Sanskrit, Tapas means heat.
By Mara Carrico © 2021
I’ve chosen ahimsa – nonviolence – as February’s theme. Usually I let my theme come to me spontaneously on the first day of each month, but the seed was planted far earlier this time, January 6th, to be exact. Need I say more? Not really, but I will…
Oh my, this word is packed with so many meanings and not the best of memories for me. Yet I’ve chosen it as my theme this year. Yes, I will take it on in a new and informed way.
As I reconcile differences on a personal level, can I also take responsibility as a […]
Connectivity is my teaching theme for January. It goes hand-in-hand with my personal 2021 theme of Reconciliation. I enjoy and use the themes and “word of the month” suggested by my own teachers and mentors; they help me focus and reflect, and it’s my wish that my monthly themes do the same […]
Endurance, the Yoga Lady® theme, Jackie Valdez’s monthly word, empathy, and wisdom from the Attunement Transformation, a group devoted to healing via energetic meditation – a perfect “holy trinity” of connected themes for April! I’m impressed, but not wholly surprised at how serendipitously these fell into place. […]
“Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” William Barclay – Twentieth century Scottish author and theologian
April’s theme came to […]
Kindness is the Yoga Lady® theme for March. Jacqueline Valdez, Intuitive Counselor and my spiritual mentor, has offered respect as the “word of the month” for her group, Saints in Training. And perseverance is the word from Attunement Transformation, the energetic healing circle I more recently joined. […]
“Three things in life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” Henry James
Kindness is the theme for March. It’s a virtue, a strength, a behavior, all in one. When we are […]