On this snowy day, my dulcimer lesson was canceled and also the massage that I've been looking forward to due to a sore back.  However,  I'm grateful that I don't have to be out driving in it, and it's really pretty to look at. 
Some of us might be feeling the post Christmas Blues. Missing those who might have been with us for the holy days, but were not, for whatever reason.
 I offer this poem to you.
Poem by Rilke.
Quiet friend who has come so far,
feel how your breathing makes more space around you.
... Let this darkness be a bell tower
and you the bell. As you ring,
what batters you becomes your strength.
Move back and forth into the change.
What is it like, such intensity of pain?
If the drink is bitter, turn yourself to wine.
In this uncontainable night,
be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses,
the meaning discovered there.
And if the world has ceased to hear you,
say to the silent Earth: I flow.
To the rushing water, speak: I am.

In yoga,  we talk about emotions.  We try to meet them head on.  I encourage people to talk about their emotions when we do our check ins. Yoga is not just about the physical body, but also the mental, emotional and spiritual body.  Come to a Yin yoga/restorative class on Wed Jan 1st at 11 and allow yourself to feel your feelings.  We stay in each pose, supported, for about 4 minutes. Let me know if you plan to come!    


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