Unlock Life's Obstacles with 4 Keys

Unlock Life's Obstacles with 4 Keys

Greetings Moonbow Friends!

Here’s what I have been musing about lately….

During the Autumn season the Air Element is increasing. We may find that some experiences during the day get us caught up in a swirl of emotions, like a pile of fallen leaves picked up by the wind. You may notice this while listening to the news, scrolling on social media, interacting with others, or focusing on negative mind-chatter. You may observe how some events spark old memories that you “thought” were packed up and tucked away in the vault - similar to an autumn leaf hidden up on a high branch. Yet, with a gust of wind, the leaf is released into the breeze and lands at your feet, now offering you an opportunity to really see THAT leaf. Old memories - like the leaf- are brought to light in the present moment and may prompt a positive, negative, or indifferent response. When I feel tested by old memories or I am triggered by an interaction with someone else, I lean strongly into the heart of my yoga practice. This doesn’t mean I instantly bust into some strong arm balance or 108 sun salutations (although moving my body always makes me feel better!) - rather I lean into the motivating introspective practices that remind me how best to treat others and myself in times of challenge and suffering.

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Kindness is Key: An Irish Perspective

Kindness is Key: An Irish Perspective

Greetings Moonbow Friends!

Here’s what I have been musing about lately…

On Sunday, I went to a lovely picnic at Jack Roberts Park in Morgantown. Autumn was in the air and the food was plentiful. With all the good stuff, the picnic was bittersweet - not the chocolate desserts, but the reason for gathering. You see, the event was a going-away party for someone special - Lisa Hynes. Next week, she leaves Morgantown for new adventures, and then at the end of 2018, she returns to her homeland - Ireland. For almost two years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to know Lisa as a yoga student, yoga teacher trainee, co-teacher, and friend. She is one of the main inspirations behind me choosing Ireland as the location for my 2019 Kindness is Key - Yoga Retreat. Although Lisa is starting a new chapter, I am grateful that our paths will continue to merge - from the Mountain State of West Virginia to the breath-taking cliffs and countrysides of Ireland. Lisa was recently in Ireland for a brief visit, so I invited her to share some pictures and words about her homeland and yoga. Read on and enjoy her delightful musings!

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