I have been thinking about writing a blog post for the last two months. I have sat down to write several times. I could not find the right words to say. I could not figure out what I wanted to say. Instead, I have made a few yoga videos.
Since I have last written, so much has happened. The cold winter has thawed into a beautiful spring. I have learned new terms including: social distancing, shelter in place, and daily briefings. I have learned how to wear a face mask when going out in public. My baby is officially a toddler, complete with a daily dose of stubbornness coupled with her joyful sense of adventure during ordinary activities.
I am trying to learn from her. How can our daily walks be an adventure instead of a doldrum? How can each meal we prepare be a feast of gratitude? How can these four walls of our home be something to delight in rather than dread as another month begins of staying away from friends, loved ones, parks, and social gatherings? How can I find a spark of joy everyday?
In the meantime, I have been dabbling with making yoga videos in my home. Below are the links to the four I have already made, and there are more on the way. They are not fancy. They are not high tech. They are simple. They are honest. They are filled with my wish that the viewer receives a little peace, calm, and love amidst this uncertain, unstable, and scary time.
Slow Flow Yoga 45 minutes:https://youtu.be/XR2lfXVyk64
Gentle Yoga 30 minutes: https://youtu.be/mtmak-7xKZQ
Yoga Basics 45 minutes: https://youtu.be/5sR3eeRnaxA
Prenatal Yoga 45 minutes: https://youtu.be/9jEG6faWFuU
Please reach out to me if you have feedback or a specific kind of video you would like to see. Or if you just want to talk, drink tea, sip on wine, discuss gardening, exchange poetry, or compare the finer notes of birdsong (virtually, of course). Isolation is not the way humans are hard wired to live. Finding joy is a daily practice, and it is not easy. We are all in this together. I would love to hear from you.
Peace, Love and Namaste,