I want to personally invite you to sit with me, in the comfort of your own home, at 11:00 am PST, on January 1st 2021. I will be lighting a candle and chanting the Mangala Charan Mantra for 11 minutes.
At the conclusion, I will burn in a bowl a list of intentions that I want to manifest in the coming year, just like Sada did in the New Year’s Day class.
This is not a live via Zoom. Instead, I trust that we are all connected beyond time and space, sharing the same moment and welcoming the New Year.
This time of year is often filled with celebrations and social gatherings that give us a break from our regular routine. For many of us though, the holiday season can be challenging. As the extended darkness of these days call forth self-reflection, we often find ourselves filled with loneliness, sadness, and even depression.
As Yogis, we have the tools that can carry us through these days, but it’s a matter of applying what we know to every situation. My holiday trigger points are: 1) hanging with the family 2) grazing on holiday food and 3) the disruption of my routine and keeping bad hours. My teacher often reminded us that life is an applied science!
We know that simplifying our life… doing less, trusting more, and working with the ancient relationships of food, movement, breath, and meditation is foundational in creating a lifestyle that supports our awareness, inner connection, and joy! So let’s put what we know to work and create a satisfying, uplifting, and fulfilling new year.
Here are some reminders: