Here I get to write to my heart’s content. I do love to write. Honestly, my intention is to — number one, express myself and — number two, engage you, the reader, with my words. I wish to share my experiences and my views, while providing information […]
Karma – Action
Neither bad nor good, karma means work or action.
Many Sanskrit words and concepts that we’ve adopted such as guru, pundit, mantra and yoga are often misused and misunderstood. Karma, in particular, has gotten a bad rap. It is a neutral term and simply means an action. Actions […]
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. […]