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November 24 Restore Series

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Here I am on the eve of my departure to Austin, the first leg of my journey to becoming a Yoga Therapist.  I am nervous, excited, sad to leave my family, a myriad of emotions.  But for now, I must sleep.  Here is your short blog of our poses from this week.

Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season coming up.

With warm wishes and light to each of you,

Diane

The Poses

Wide Angle Forward Fold (Upavisha Konasana) with Cupped Eyes





Props: bolster, two blocks, 4 or more blankets Benefits: releases the pelvis which can help release tension in the buttocks, hips, belly and lower back.  Quiets the organs of digestion and elimination. Opens lower back area. As head rests on bolster, releases tension in frontalis where we hold stress in contracted state. Cooling and calming to overall body and provides a nice transition from day. Can help with sleep.
Depending upon the length of your torso, you may or may not need the blocks under the bolster.  A double-folded blanket folded over one more time adds he…

November 17 Restore Series

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So with the monks gone and the last bit of colorful sand swept up by the brooms and the creek's current, the studio seems a bit empty.  The whole idea of the mandala was about impermenance and non-attachment to things, people, ideas.  The dissolution ceremony was beautiful, moving and ended in a swirling mass of sand on the blue table.  Beauty was still evident in the colorful kalideoscope.  I was surprised that I did not feel sadness at the dissolution of the mandala. Where I became emotionally attached was to these eight loving compassionate beings that graced my life for 7 days.  I felt an intimate connection with these individuals and didn't want to see them go.  Their presence even was felt in my dreams that night.  On Monday morning, I noticed that I was a bit down and discovered that my attachment was to the monks.

It has taken me all week to sort this out in my heart and mind and I am beginning to move this sadness to joy and gratitude.  I am grateful that they were par…

November 10 Restore Series

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The sound of healing, the sound of the universe entering the inner world of my ears.  This is what surrounds me as I set out to work on my blog.  I am gaga over this new app discovery of www.mynoise.net.  I am not 100% sure of how to work the tones, drones, sounds, overlapping, etc. quite yet but the Tibetan throat singing and the digideridoo combination is amazing.  Check it out, either downloading on your phone or on your home computer.

Speaking of Tibetan monks, the buzz at Moyo all this week, is monks, monks, monks.  These kind, compassionate, down to earth individuals have been at Moyo since Monday and are creating an Interfaith Mandala.  I will include some recent photos but if you have the chance to stop by and see it for yourself, it is so worth it.  We've had numerous visitors both old and young come to the studio between 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and then again in the evening.  Sunday is the Dissolution ceremony,
not to be missed.

Mandalas
https://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/o…