May 26, 2019

We awe at the power of the Earth’s elements: clouds, fire, rain, sun, thunder, lightning! This week’s lesson focused on SWA-HA! In Sanskrit, swa means self. This word is chanted when fire sacrifices are made. Our yoga practice can be a fiery, purifying, detoxifying experience.

The idea is to open to what your practice has to offer … to the purifying effects. Then line up, do your best, and “swaha” be done with it! Let go of the outcome, throw it in the fire. Let the practice wring out, burn off what you don’t need.

Also, see my new blog on the power of the Loving Kindness meditation !

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What is the key

To untie the knot of your mind's suffering?


Is the esoteric secret

To slay the crazed one whom each of us

Did wed

And who can ruin

Our heart's and eye's exquisite tender


Hafiz has found

Two emerald words that



That I now cling to as I would sacred

Tresses of my Beloved's 


Act great.

My dear, always act great.

What is the key 

To untie the knot of the mind's suffering?

Benevolent thought, sound

And movement.

~ Hafiz



Fall YOga Retreat 2014, Hidden Villa

Fall YOga Retreat 2014, Hidden Villa