Why the leaf? Well, way back in the 16th Century, pages in books were referred to as leaves. Turning over a new leaf meant that one was turning to a blank page. Each day is a new leaf.
As you get into this, you might think, “how does this have anything to do with Yoga?” To answer that question: Svadhyaya. One of the Niyamas, svadhyaya is self-study and study of the “Self”. Story 1 In grade school, I was no genius, but I did well enough to get noticed, which is something I … Continue reading Going Inward
“I am not what I think I am. I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.” – Thomas Cooley. For our reality to exist, it has to be perceived from the self, through another’s perception of the self. So, for me to be as I am, I … Continue reading I AM
The chance of you, me, or anyone ever being born and existing as we are, is one in four-quadrillion. In simple mathematical terms, that means zero. A zero chance, so the fact that we’re here means we won the biggest and most impossible lottery ever and we didn’t even buy a ticket. However, … our … Continue reading This is Us
Driving in a straight line requires a thousand adjustments to the steering wheel, because the car, it’s suspension, it’s tires, alignment, and many other things aren’t perfect. Outside the car, the road itself isn’t perfect. To execute a yoga pose, our muscles are making hundreds of minute reactions and modifications to hold the balance, because … Continue reading Embracing Our Balance