Here in Alaska it’s cold and dark. What a perfect time to celebrate the light of the heart. However, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the holiday festivities. I encourage you to use your yoga practice as a way to connect with your inner peace and love. It’s also a good time to do restorative poses to balance the busyness of the season. Here at the yurt in December we are practicing sun salutes and poses that open the hips and heart.
Here’s a quote from Mother Teresa that I shared with class this week.
“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.
How does a lamp burn? Through the continuous input of small drops of oil.
…what are these drops of oil in our lamps? They are the small things of daily life: faithfulness, punctuality, small words of kindness, a thought for others, our way of being silent, of looking, of speaking, and of acting.
These are the true drops of love…
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”