An inspired approach to yoga and life.
Today is a new moon in the sign of Cancer, a water sign that “governs our emotional response to life” as astrologer Chani Nicholas puts it. Personally I love new moon days. Even in the midst of summer (whose extroverted beauty we are currently enjoying), I still enjoy the gentle inward pull of the new moon,…
The summer solstice marks the high point of the solar cycle of the year and offers us our longest day. Traditionally this day has been celebrated as a time of joyfulness and a recognition of the fertility and abundance of the earth. Though the solstice is not a recognized holiday for most of us, I have always found that the practice of sacred timekeeping, or of honouring the passage of time with simple ritual, deepens my connection to the natural world and offers me insight into my own changing experience…..
Yesterday I had the great pleasure of getting on the phone and chatting with Vancouver yoga teacher Julie Julie_PetersPeters. Julie is one of my favourite teachers and one whose voice I deeply respect and value in the greater yoga community that I am part of. In our conversation I specifically spoke to her regarding her relationship to Indian mythology and the topic of deity practice….