Teddy Bears at the Window for the neighborhood

This, yes, THIS …

Happy to help any way for the challenged … Paddington Bear, Teddy and the gingham ribbon-ed Black Bear. Arms around, these buddies are happy to look out into the streets to make sure proper Social Distancing protocols are adhered to.

Was clued in that neighborhood parents are asking that we place bears at the window facing the streets so kids can have something to do – like walk around and spot bears at the window- maybe count them, “hunt” them. We have parents who are obviously running out of things to do at home … parks are closed; school yards are closed; schools are closed … so happy to help these at-their-wits-end-challenged parents with kids having a cabin fever more than a viral fever. It’s also … spring fever time … It it were normal times, I used to say LOVE is in the air; but people are now more worried about droplets in the air … so sad. BUT let’s get through this together. Next year, we know nature has a way of cycling through and next year, yes, there will be spring fever. This year, of course as always there’s love, fortitude … gratitude that we are all committed for the common good … we are serious !

Kids & Family yoga like Tiffany Belzer used to teach can really be so helpful this time of shelter @ home with no school … Hey there Moms and/or Dads working from home, all the sudden juggling home school they never thought they’d be asked to operate – here’s a question – have you thought about how yoga and mindfulness for the kids can help them (& YOU!) feel much much better ? The practice can do wonders to keep anxieties at bay and increase the sense of balance and wholeness! It’s tough times for everyone. Please try – I can recommend some good videos and books or zoom lessons.

Here’s a little quiz – (Q) Parents! Is there a BEAR POSE in yoga? (there’s also Big, Medium and Baby bear poses !!!)

(A) Yes, there is.

We do a modified version in my class but … why not try the real one. Fun to hold. The pose – NOT – the breath. Will show you tomorrow:)

Wise Words of Ramaswami Srivatsa popps up after coming back from social media detox – Honored to have learned from this teachers’ teachers’ teacher … just scratched the surface really …heeding his advice

“SOUCHA” “SVADHYAYA” “PRANAYAMA” YES. For me, time to review and return to consistent practice.

Gratitude to the wise great teacher, Ramaswami Srivatsa. Coming from someone with lifetime of experience and practice, I cannot be more inspired at this time of many disappointments and confusion. There’s clarity and reassurance in his words. Thank you Thank you Thank you.

I’m back; how about you?

Boost Prana

Salmon light tempura battered, fried in grape seed oil, then marinaded in citrus and umami-enriched broth with lots of red onions and sea veggie& lemon garnish:)Mozzarella cheese topped with sliced tomatoes and basil.  Garnish of multitude colored cherry tomatoes, dash of olive oil and balsamic vinegarWhat rare kind of camellia – so beautiful … orchids floating Brought a Japanese dish and an Italian dish to a gathering. Welcomed by beautiful flower arrangements all over this zen space of a home and dishes by even better home chefs and … prana contents. These hosts have exquisite taste displayed in subtle touches throughout.

Should we be canceling gathering with friends and sharing food and stories, too fearful of germs virus and the unknown. No. Trust Human connections and nourishment and … beauty.

Thank you M&A 🙏 Your elegance in how you surround yourselves with all things beautiful… was a prana booster in today’s world of constant fear factors, anger and separations.  A much needed boost.