Thoughts on a Memorial Day Practice
Honoring those who continue to inspire and guide us
Class today was supported by inviting in and celebrating the energies of those whom we hold sacred in our lives. We chose to remember people whose very existence has deepened our own experience on this planet. It didn’t matter whom we chose to bring with us into our practice. Some may have chosen their mothers, or grandmothers, or friends, or maybe they invited Lao Tsu, or Rumi, or Leonardo DaVinci, or Ramakrishna, or Abinhavagupta or Gandhi.
We didn’t discuss who was inviting whom to class, or why. We simply chose in our hearts, one or two people to celebrate during our practice. And what a magnificent practice it was. Heads bowed to open hearts, warriors were courageous and strong, mountain poses were the embodiment of strength and endurance, and forward bends – poses of stillness and embrace were soft and nurturing.
I am grateful to my wonderful students today who chose to honor Memorial Day through their yoga practice, and in doing so, honored their heroes, ancestors, and sacred teachers as they celebrated and nourished themselves.
Shalom & Namaste,
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