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Last post for the year!

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It has been a long while since my last post but then lots of things have been going on…..

First there has been a BIG move out to the West Coast. Let’s see what kind of yoga move would that correspond to? Hmmmm probably the Lotus position since it is commonly referred to as Lotus Land 🙂 So to make a long time shorter, our house sold and we needed to move out in 3 weeks. Yep, pack everything and arrange things on the other end and everything so you can see why I haven’t posted. Once we arrived here well there were things to do like actually start things about Christmas and just getting use to the new location and finding out where to go shopping for food and where the nearest recreational places were (like yoga place and of course the pub)! We found a short-term rental till we find a more permanent location which is a story in itself.

We landed in this great little English cottage in a superb neighbourhood. I started taking in the area with its craggy old giant Garry Oak trees and meandering lanes and roads. While this time was supposed to be one of just rest and recharge I kept feeling lost and agitated. For one thing I don’t have access to my beloved Mac (it is in storage) so I have to wait till hubby gets off his work computer so I can scour it for my personal use. As I was walking in what seems Fantasy Land around here I started asking why it was so difficult to just relax? And then it came to me. The same connection could be made with the Corpse pose. It looks to be the simplest yet many people can’t or don’t really let go when they are in that pose. The mind starts to drift and the legs  or arms start fidgeting or the nose feels itchy or whatever. Practice makes perfect they say….so I kept walking and resting day after day trying not to let my mind wander and it …..started working!

Christmas was BLISS and I am now looking forward to New Year’s. 2010 has been a transitional year for me and I look forward to seeing what 2011 brings. I will start the painting again in the new year as I get new paint materials (since all of mine are packed up in storage).

Blessings to all of you out there.

Written by art prana

December 28, 2010 at 11:19 pm