Monday, January 5, 2015

New Direction in 2015

My grief journey has taken a definite turn towards inner contemplation, reflection, meditation and yoga. Inspired by my daughter becoming a yoga teacher, I am currently in a 200 hour RYT (registered yoga teacher) training at a wonderful studio called Beloved Yoga.  I have even stopped teaching my 3 indoor cycles classes so I could focus on this training.  

One thing I've learned is that yoga is MUCH bigger than what is typically done in a yoga class. Poses are just the tip of the iceberg; the philosophy of yoga is a way of life. 

Since I am a reader, the way I learn is through books. So after a binge ordering spree, the following 15 books have found their way to me. 

Wherever You Go, There You Are by John Kabat-Zinn
The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh

Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World by John O'Donohue
To Bless The Space Between Us by John O'Donohue
No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering by Thich Nhat Hanh
Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Rumi's Little Book of Life by Rumi

Light on Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar
The 8 Limbs of Yoga: Pathway to Liberation by Bhava Ram 
Deep Yoga: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times by Bhava Ram
Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens
Yoga Sequencing Deck by Jillian Bobowicz

Heaven's Coast by Mark Doty
Light on Life by B.K.S Iyengar

I am not sure what, if any additional posts will show up on this blog.  It almost feels as though it has served its purpose and I am ready to move on.  We'll see what happens....