"Imagination is kindled by
or experiencing feelings."
from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras (1.9)
Daydreaming is a great way to feed your imagination.
And lucky for us the fall is a season of air which means, the winds are blowing and the ideas are coming with them. An amazing artist once spoke about the way an inspiration is carried on the wind. It comes rolling down off the hills, hitting you as you are simply taking a walk. Then you must sprint your way back home to catch those words and translate them onto paper, lest they move right by you and onto the next artist. What an image! I love the thought that all these great ideas are carried in the wind, and all you need to do is open yourself to hear them, see them, catch them, and bring them into being!
Why feed your imagination?
If you can't dream it, visualize it, sense it, it will be awfully challenging to bring your heart's desire into being. And busy days, just lead to more busy days, which lead to the same old habits and patterns. And then dreams have a tendency of being forgotten or put off.
Let's cultivate a place in ourselves that is fertile for imagination. With the yoga practice below you'll open your heart to dream big and let go of the tension in your shoulders.
Think of this practice as an opportunity to create some new grooves in your mindset and let the new tunes play!
Speaking of tunes, here are some lyrics from one of my favorite daydreaming songs. Do you know it?
What a day for a daydream
What a day for a daydreamin' boy
And I'm lost in a daydream
Dreamin' ‘bout my bundle of joy
And even if time ain't really on my side
It's one of those days for takin' a walk outside
I'm blowin' the day to take a walk in the sun
And fall on my face on somebody's new-mowed lawn
- The Lovin Spoonful
Take some time to sit by your favorite tree, watch the sun sparkle through the bright colored leaves, and let your imagination loose!
The practice of yoga begins now.
- Open the shoulders and chest. Happy shoulders for fall leaf raking or letting go of tension and stress.
- 4 minutes
- A wall or closed door :)
Schedule Your Practice
DOWNLOAD JUST THE YOGA SEQUENCE
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You can print it out and use it as a guideline if you can't watch the video right now.
AUDIO - MP3
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Coaching Call Dates
* All calls will be at 9:00 pm EST and run for 30-45 minutes.
September 27, 2016 - Kindness to those who are happy. I.33 - the audio for this call did not record. It's ok :) You didn't miss a thing. We will make this call up at the end of the fall session. :)
October 11, 2016 - Honor for those who embody noble qualities. I.33
October 18, 2016 - Equanimity to those whose actions oppose your values. I.33
October 25, 2016 - Engage the focus on an inspiring object. I.35
November 1, 2016 - Dedicate yourself to anything that elevates and embraces your heart. - I.39
Missed A Practice?
Happy Lower Back - strengthen the Transverse Abdominals to support the back.
Happy Lower Back - strengthen outer and inner thighs to support the back.
Loving Kindness Meditation
Happy Lower Back - strong core yoga flow
Happy Lower Back - open calves and hamstrings
Happy Lower Back - Open up the thighs and hips.
Meditation - Chartres Labyrinth
Happy Hippy Jelly Roll Flow - Long Yoga Flow
QUESTIONS OR THOUGHTS?
Thank you for playing with me today! I'll see you on your mat!
with love and light,