Yoga Lessons from Torch Lake

I know some humans practice this thing they call yoga…

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Some practice this yoga with their bodies seeking health, or flexibility or a different shape. Some practice with their minds looking for relaxation, or some quiet time. But others practice this yoga with their bodies, & their minds, & their spirits seeking a connection with the energy that flows through all things. I would have them look to me as they practice.

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is an old Sanskrit word meaning the “breath of life” or energy. Humans breathe air in & out in a continuous cycle to stay alive & in yoga they use that breath to link them with life’s force, & so it is for me.  I watch the molecules of water rise up into the air & return again & again in the summer rains or snows of winter. Energy & connections flow through me endlessly.

Asanas

                 आसन

or postures help humans connect the energy inside their bodies with the energies of the universe.  My asanas come from the howling winds of a thunderstorm or a blizzard & the gentle breezes of a summer evening. They come from the stillness of an autumn morning & the reflection of the stars on a calm night. My asanas are the ripples skittering under a blue sky & the whitecaps flying along my surface. I feel the energy in them all.

But here is my lesson for you today…

Shavasana

puppy savasana

In human yoga it is called the “corpse pose”. It’s a position of rest & relaxation.

I would have you look to me now for Shavasana.  My surface is white & still. My waters are froze & quiet. I am in Shavasana….I rest. Lie down with me a while. Breathe. Feel my calm, quiet, stillness. It will not last, but it is always there. Come with me…I offer you Shavasana…Big Rest.

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Om Shanti…Shanti…Shanti

Namaste

With Love from the Lake

About Diane

a long time lover of all things aquatic...swimming, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling...if it involves water...I'm in. Add traveling, snowshoeing in the winter, gardening in the spring, & lots of fresh air & sunshine. Blend with cooking, crafting, great friends & my Border Collie Zack. Toss in some sweet beekeeping. Mix in a couple of great books, my camera, clean notebook paper, & a cool pen & you pretty much have a picture of me. My friends tell me I should also add..."once a teacher...always a teacher".
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2 Responses to Yoga Lessons from Torch Lake

  1. penny says:

    Thank you for your comments and your spirit. Samadhi ……. comes to mind after reading your words on yoga.
    Book suggestion (for fun) ….. “eat, sleep, fly” A Butterfly’s View of Life (by Maryjo Koch)
    Movie suggestion for February …… The Lake House

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