Of A Morning

Here are some sounds from Lake Gardner early this morning. And yes, even though it’s Patriot’s Day, I’m still holding “Flow and Restore” at Pause Yoga Amesbury this evening. See you then!

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Yoga and Poetry Night

Friday, April 7th, 6:30 – 8pm

Blend the sweet sounds of inspiring poetry with the sweet moves of a yoga practice to celebrate National Poetry Month. Join Jennifer, Barbara & Richard for an all-levels yoga practice inspired by their favorite poems. This 75-minute class will be shared by all three teachers; modifications and options will be given for all to enjoy this inspired practice. Special introduction given by Amesbury Poet Laureate and Pause Yoga student, Lainie Senechal.

$15 in advance; $20 at the door

Pre-registration strongly suggested

Refreshments offered after class, so please stay for social time afterward.

The Winged Energy of Delight

On Friday, as a part of Pause Yoga’s celebration of Poetry Month in the Town of Amesbury, MA, I will be offering a people and some asāna. The selection I am offering will be found in the volume I mention in this blog post from 2011.

The Considered Kula

Torn leaf of Basho
Four poems lost to me right now
Who could have done this?

Lately, every time a yoga teacher reads a poem in savasana, whether I have heard it before or not, it has gone straight to my heart. What started this recent trend was the following:

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvellous error!—
that a spring was breaking
out in my heart.
I said: Along which secret aqueduct,
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of a new life
that I have never drunk?

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvellous error!—
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvellous error!—
that a fiery sun was giving
light inside my heart.
It was fiery because I felt

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21-Day Spring Cleanse

It’s that time of year again. Actually, it begins today! This is the spring cleanse I recommend for those of us living in the Northeast US. Charlotte Clews is geeky, fun, and accessible. You won’t be sorry who join us.

Update: it’s a good practice to get out the old and organize what one keeps:

A little kitchen sādhana before a 21-day Cleanse kicking off tonight. http://pin.it/XF_TJjE #shityogisdo

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