"On the planet earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much – the wheel, New York, wars, and so on – whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more … Continue reading Dolphin – SUMMERTIME
Surya Namaskar Happy Summer Solstice on the western front! Summer is a time for joy and fulfillment, the saplings to which sprouted in the spring, are now in full bloom – prospering from the light of the sun. Yoga has a deep history, and Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation) is the vinyasa flow, sequence, a pattern, that … Continue reading Surya Namaskar
@harnessmagazine my article “Changing with the Seasons: Summertime”
Summer is the height of all the seasons, the end and beginning of the cycle of life. Symbolically, it is the ultimate goal, the point of enlightenment, the highest level of consciousness where the light shines the brightest, longest, and everlasting.
Summer is a celebration of the sun and a season of prosperity. The showers of Spring washed away the ice of winter, and gave nourishment to the dry, bare soil, so that it can once again prosper bountifully with life. The flowers are now in full bloom, trees lush and green, grass soft to the touch under bare feet, and animals are roaming about that once were in hibernation. Herbs, vegetation, and wild grain return to the land, providing nourishment for all. All seems so well, fun loving, and exciting in the heat of summer.
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Image found on Google Images It is funny. I began Yoga as a way to clear my mind, but also with the thought of learning to do the splits. I wanted a strong, controlled mind, but also a strong body without too much strain on my joints, hence something without weights, an activity I can … Continue reading Hanumanasana
Have a great last month of summer, and take note of the subtle changes that are hinting at the coming Autumn (Dragonflies, hummingbirds, tones of leaves and grass, the wind and rains, excreta. Remember to always have a happy spirit, without a reason for it. Just simply being is reason enough to be happy.