Dawn: Known in Ayurveda as Brahma Muhurta or the “Ambrosial Hours”
“At this time, there are loving (Sattvic) qualities in nature that can bring peace of mind and freshness to the doors of perception.” ~ Dr. Vasant Lad
“Remind me each day that the race is not always to the swift; that there is more to life than increasing its speed. Let me look upward into the towering oak and know that it grew great and strong because it grew slowly and well.” ~ Orin L. Crain
Please check out this kitchari recipe to help reset for the season of new beginnings!
“Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present.”
~ Albert Camus
“It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not. “ ~Thich Nhat Hanh
“We don’t set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people’s hearts.”
― Pema Chodron
“…..when we long for life….without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in the contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” ~Peter Marshall
Notice the signs of Kapha (earth & water)? Today is a Kapha kind of day; cold, cloudy, wet, and melting of ice and snow.
These are the gunas (qualities) of Kapha: heavy, cloudy, slow/dull, cold, oily, sticky, smooth, dense, soft, static and stable.
The Eight Limbs of Yoga
- The Yamas (Behavior)
2. The Niyamas (Life-style development)
Ishvara Pranidhana: Faith and surrender to the Divine Will
3. Asana: Posture
4. Pranayama: Control of Prana (breath)
5. Pratyahara: Control of the senses (taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing).
6. Dharana: Concentration
7. Dhyana: Meditation
8. Samadhi: Realization