Do you struggle to Sit Still in silent, seated meditation?  If so, you might consider using the labyrinth as a tool for meditation.

I discovered the labyrinth quite unexpectedly – I guess you could say it ‘found’ me.  While in Lucca, Italy my husband and I decided to visit the “labirinto” that was featured so prominently in the tourist brochures and souvenirs.  Not knowing anything about labyrinths at the time, we envisioned a huge maze carved into stone in the bottom of a cathedral where we could compete to see who could find their way out first without getting caught in a dead-end.   I imagined it would be similar to the maze in The Shining (sans an axe-wielding Jack Nicholson!)

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What’s the deal with using Sanskrit in yoga classes?  (okay…I’ll confess I often use Namaste but that’s it I swear….!)

Here’s what I think:  People get Downward Dog, Warrior and Cobra but referring to them as Adho mukha Svanasana, Virabhadrasana and Bhujangasana… is that really necessary?   I get the essence of the cobra.  It makes sense to me. I understand what I’m striving for in the pose. I can picture the cobra and understand what the pose is supposed to look like….But Bhujangwhatsana?  What does that mean to me?

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CHILD PHOTO-pola01I love this blog post from my amazing client, Jeanine Stewart….

“Remember when you were 6 years old and your teacher asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up? And maybe you answered astronaut or zoo keeper or time traveler? Or maybe you wanted to be a doctor or a mad scientist or Willy Wonka so you could eat all the candy you wanted? Whatever it was, didn’t it seem like it was possible?  Like you really, truly believed that you could do anything?…”

 

What if you really truly believed that you COULD do anything?

Who would you be if you got rid of all of those limiting beliefs, the self-sabotage, the assumptions, the judgments…all that crap that is weighing you down and holding you back?

What’s possible for you?

 

 

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