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Abundance

February’s theme is abundance. I love that dance is within this word. Abundance is often celebrated through festivities which include dance, music and song. Dance is my first love and an integral part of my journey. Dancing brings an abundance of joy to my heart.

My monthly theme is chosen spontaneously. Each month I open my […]

By |2019-02-22T08:37:25-08:00February 22nd, 2019|Themes|Comments Off on Abundance

February 2019 Pose

Hero Two is part of a three-pose sequence also referred to as the Warrior series. The name itself conjures images of courage, command and determination. Indeed, it takes a heroic mindset to perfect this asana. Preparatory poses for Hero Two are: Tadasana or Moutain Pose – for […]

By |2020-01-20T15:16:32-08:00February 4th, 2019|Pose of the Month|Comments Off on February 2019 Pose

Lotus – Padma

By Mara Carrico

Let me know from where I’ve come.
The dirtiness, the mud, the filth of life,
This yukkiness has its meaning, its purpose.

Like the lotus, growing from the muddy waters,
I too, must maintain my roots, without denial,
Unpleasant, but necessary fertilizer for growth.

Like the lotus, oblivious to its surroundings,
Holding steadfast in its growth.
Confident to unfold, revealing only […]

By |2019-01-28T11:01:50-08:00January 28th, 2019|Poems and Prayers|Comments Off on Lotus – Padma

Ritual

 

Our lives are permeated by ritual in all shapes and forms. We tend to think of ritual as something religious or formal in nature, but in truth we practice ritual on a daily basis from the order in which we go about our morning routine to the checklist of […]

By |2020-01-20T15:16:32-08:00January 28th, 2019|Themes|Comments Off on Ritual

January 2019 Pose

 

Lotus Pose – Padmasana

This classic seated yoga posture is one of many used for meditation. The name and its meaning suggest an attitude of reverence and humility: The lotus is symbolic of purity of mind, body and […]

By |2020-01-20T15:16:32-08:00January 19th, 2019|Pose of the Month|Comments Off on January 2019 Pose

December 2018 Pose

Two-Legged Platform: Dwi Pada Pitham

December’s pose may seem like an easy beginner’s pose yet it is much more than a warm-up and therapeutic posture. Literally translated, dwi pada pitham means two-legged platform. It is sometimes called Desk Pose or […]

By |2020-01-20T15:16:32-08:00December 1st, 2018|Pose of the Month|Comments Off on December 2018 Pose

Themes

I love having a plan for everything that I do, whether it be mundane chores, my own studies and sadhana (spiritual practice) or the focus of each class that I teach. This category of my blog provides a platform for these plans, or themes.

Stay tuned….

 

By |2020-01-20T15:16:32-08:00April 3rd, 2017|Themes|Comments Off on Themes

Hello and Welcome!

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 […]

By |2020-01-20T15:16:32-08:00June 27th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Hello and Welcome!

Storage Space Saga

Five Hundred Boxes, Bins & Bags

May 28th, 2016 — Yeah and whew!!! My crew and I completed “Day Ten” of this current stage of our treasure hunt. It feels great. I am happily exhausted.

We made our goal, which was to clear the outside 10 x 20 drive-up space, transferring all of that into the inside […]

By |2016-06-24T06:11:08-07:00June 24th, 2016|Treasures|Comments Off on Storage Space Saga

Iva and Corita Art

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What a story this is! My mother, Iva, was an artist who studied with Sister Mary Corita at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles in the fifties and sixties. Corita was a prolific artist who produced serigraphs which reflected her religious background as well as the […]

By |2020-01-20T15:16:33-08:00June 23rd, 2016|Art, Treasures|Comments Off on Iva and Corita Art