Hardest Yoga Pose Made Easier with Yogi Wiener Dog

Hardest Yoga Pose Made Easier with Yogi Wiener Dog

I’ve read that Savasana is the hardest yoga pose because of it being a conscious pose while you are awake, but that it’s about relaxing.

I’d have to agree, as some mornings I’m anxious to get on with my day after my yoga practice. To lie there feels like I’m doing nothing. But I know better. So I have to remind myself how this pose helps to calm my whole nervous system and it really is quite beneficial.

Just when I wanted to cut it short this morning, I opened my eyes slightly to see Yogi Wiener Dog peeking down on me.

Okay, so I admit, I did cut it short. But how could I not to capture this picture?!…though I did take it lying in Savasana pose!

The snout of Yogi Wiener Dog trying to make sure I followed through.  Next time Master Yogi. Next time.

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What Wolf Taught Me About Passion

My Wolf SoulCollage(r) card

No passion is too small. This is what I heard from one of the speakers during a women’s gathering webinar I recently listened to.

She went on to say that if your passion is making cookies, then make cookies with everything you’ve got.

I resonated with the speaker talking about how we think our passion has to be some grand thing, when in fact, it does not.

No wonder failure is something we carry around with us like a heavy load of bricks — especially women, who in my experience, seem to find fault in ourselves when something does not work out.

I believe we’ve also tied passion to earning money. I know I have. So when my expectations weren’t met in terms of financial gain, I’d tend to feel like I wasn’t good enough.

While at times it can still be a challenge for me, I’ve come a long way in realizing passion is so much more. It’s that feeling in my heart, when I’m in the bliss of what I love to do, that no amount of money could ever fulfill.

And that is what we need to be doing more of. That passion that lights us up…no matter what it is. That speaks to the depth of our soul. That makes time feel like an illusion, because when we are living more from that passionate place within, our whole being is alive.

During a guided visualization with a life coach a few years ago, struggling with where I was meant to go next on my life’s path and questioning my passion, it was when I saw a white wolf on my path.

I was sitting at the base of a mountain and a white wolf slowly walked toward me. When she sat at my feet my heart exploded into a knowing and I heard her tell me to never let that fire in my heart dim. She encouraged me to keep being who I am and let my heart lead the way.

I still remember to this day, driving home down the country roads after my coaching session knowing I had to capture that visualization in a tangible way. It was a month before I was scheduled to take the training to become a SoulCollage facilitator that I made my first SoulCollage card.

In doing so, I experienced the profound affect it had in helping me bring what was in my subconscious to live more fully into my consciousness by having this card of collaged images as a reminder – a reminder to always seek first what my heart knows best for my life.

And now, after listening to that lovely speaker, I’m reminded how passion can be anything we want it to be. And in my opinion, it can be more than one thing – just anything that lights that spark within – follow that. Follow it often. And find a way to capture it in words, images, or a creative way as a tangible reminder of what matters most to you.

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I Never Feel Alone. Come Meet All My Special Friends.

I Never Feel Alone. Come Meet All My Special Friends.

It’s been twelve years since I set out to live my life by my own definition. First leaving the corporate world, then working part-time for two construction companies, to now being solely on my own in my work. I craved more time alone, silence, and a slower pace.

While I ebb and flow with a slower pace I’m definitely more aware of when I need to step back, re-group, and honor what I need.

My Zen writing cottage where I spend 6-8 hours a day in, which many of you know is a 10 x 12 space twelve steps from my bedroom patio doors, is a sanctuary for my soul and dreams.

While some may think it gets lonely, and yes, there are times I need to be around others – especially those that are like-minded and help feed my soul – I realized today that I’m really never alone.

I never have been. With spring just around the corner the bird activity has picked up quite a bit around here. Wings are a-fluttering and songs are being sung right outside my writing cottage windows.

Just this morning I refilled the bird bath, which sits right outside my screen door and which I can view from my desk. Within five minutes there were yellow  and red finches sitting around the rim – the first I’ve seen of them since last summer!  Next came a Robin who had been waiting patiently for his turn in a tree nearby. 

Nuthatches and Juncos have been increasing in abundance also. And then there are my Woodpecker friends that are coming more often to feed from the suet feeder that sits right outside my window on the west side of my cottage.

Such a spring to life right outside my windows today that I feel surrounded by so much love! Nature, so healing for the soul even when viewed from the inside, out. 

It’s resting in these moments of simple joys and consciously inviting them into our hearts that fill us with a magic that nothing else can seem to do.

And just as I come to the end of writing this post dear Mrs. Cardinal drinks from the bird bath. But the ever cautious bird they are, she quickly flew away the moment I lifted my camera to try and capture her through the lens.

But, oh what a glorious few moments of mindful meditation I just experienced because of my feathered friends! And while I’m finding it challenging to return to my workshop project, I rest in happiness that I am never alone.

Namaste my dear bird friends, Namaste. 

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