“As the breath of light awakens color, may the dawn anoint your eyes with wonder.”
On this spring morning, as I sit and write, I am awestruck by the beauty and wonder all around me. There is an array of vibrancy and color in my yard from my potted flowers and tomato plants to the colorful lovebirds that nest in my backyard trees. Mother Nature, in all her glory, is in full bloom. The seeds are now flowers and edible foods, the eggs of the lovebirds are now baby birds squealing for their morning meal. The monarch, once a caterpillar, emerges a brightly colored winged creature taking flight through my fruit trees. At this time of year, we can see renewal everywhere we look.
For a yogi, continual renewal results from a persistence in a daily practice, allowing for an experience of coming home to oneself – a recognition of the sacred that surrounds each one of us and also lies deeply within. Similar to nature’s seasons and cycles of renewal, we shed old habits and conditioning. Our yoga practice brings to light more of our true nature. Each time we connect to the spiritual side of ourselves we open to the breath of light that ideally guides our thoughts, words, actions and the experiences of our lives. May this season renew your spirit with the beauty of nature and may we each be fed by the connection of this wonderful healing community as we practice yoga together. Blessings to each of you.