Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Change is Bustin' Out All Over...

Dearest yogis and yoginis,

Well, if Winter was the time for contemplation, Spring is certainly the time for agitation! Change is definitely on the wind, which can be difficult. I was struck by this thought last week when my family visited Washington, DC and viewed the Declaration of Independence (along with lots of other interesting things!). The men who signed their names to that document knew that if the change they were attempting to make failed, it would cost them their lives. But as difficult, painful and risky that change might be, they knew it had to be made. I wondered how our founding fathers dealt with the stress, and what we can learn from them today... maybe that the notion that change is inevitable, necessary and sometimes risky, but as Anais Nin said: "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." I hope your Spring changes are for the better. As for personal changes, I've migrated to a Mac computer after my PC died. I lost a lot of data, most of it reproducible, but it brought home this idea of impermanence and the need to accept the changes life brings. So, be patient with me as I learn a new system and recreate my data. It's all part of an ever-changing process!


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Shalambasana, or Locust pose, is a wonderful pose for Spring. Please refer to Erich Schiffmann's website for instructions on getting into the pose.