Words of Wisdom:
“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ~ Carl Bard
Thoughts for January:
Happy New Year! I hope the holiday season blessed you with time to celebrate, reflect, be at peace, and share time with loved ones.
What makes the new year so special
The start of a new year gives us the possibility of making positive changes in our lives.
In reality, we have the opportunity to do this at any time of the year, but we tend to realize this even more at the beginning of a new year.
Beginnings hold the promise of new lessons to be learned, new territory to be chartered, and old lessons to be appreciated.
The work we do on the mat teaches us this.
How to celebrate new beginnings on your mat
Every time we come to the mat the practice is a new start, an opportunity to learn something new, a chance to explore new territory, and the chance to appreciate what we’ve learned in previous practices.
With this new year now upon us, remember and celebrate what has brought you to where you are today.
Why you should not ignore the disappointments in your past
In doing so, do not gloss over your shortcomings and failures, as they serve as powerful feedback, just as stumbling on the mat does.
Each failing contains keys to your future success. They are not as ugly as you would think. Inside of each one is something precious to be learned.
Each failing contains keys to your future success.
What I wish for you for 2016
May you be happy, healthy, peaceful, and a more whole you; seeing your path with an even clearer perspective this new year.
About the Image:
Marina Mukandala, is featured in this newsletter issue in cow pose (Bitilasana). The benefits of Bitilasana are as follows:
- Stretches the neck and front torso
- Provides a gentle massage to the abdominal organs and spine
- Releases muscles along the entire spine
Join the conversation and comment below.
What do you look forward to in 2016? What will you leave behind in 2015?