Thursday, June 16, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Slowing Down

Taking time to breathe. Taking time to observe.
Taking time to remember what is most important.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Be Brave. Be Free.

Art by Mae Chevrette

Friday, June 3, 2011

Awakening the Artist

Funny how things fall right into your lap, just when you need them...or as Sean Corne would call them: Everyday Miracles. They're everywhere. As I'm thumbing through my latest issue of Yoga International, I came to the article titled "Awakening the Artist" by Karen Macklin. Ha! And there it was right in the subtitle - "No matter what kind of art you call your own, your yoga practice can more fully connect you with your creative mind, body, and soul." Just as I was stating in my previous posts. Yoga is a gift to artists. "Asana and pranayama (that's movement and breath work for you non-yogis) help fuel the creative process by increasing and directing the flow of prana, the intelligent life force, through the energy conduits in our body." This is true for all types of art - visual, performance, writing, culinary - wherever creative motives are intact. "By mindfully observing and inspecting the full range of our experience on and off the mat, we pave the way to creating more authentic and nuanced art." Yoga is such an empowering tool for all aspects of your life...and not that I needed reassurance that it is an supportive tool for the creative part of you, but since it's out there and has been on my mind, let's go ahead and embrace this article!