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Iron Lion

I think I have every piece of music Bob Marley ever made.

Kamala Harris
This was created by French artists Octave Marsal and Theo De Gueltzl to commemerate the 40th anniversay of this song & tribute towards the 75th Birthday celebration of life of Bob Marley who died age 36 of cancer back in 1981. It was a short life but … messages left behind so powerful.

As far as YOGA, I would be happy to go over Lion’s Pose & Lion’s Breath. Roaring softens the facial muscles, unravel tight knots – Roaring is not only fun but eases muscle tensions, relieves headaches and … brings about fresh clarity. It’s a King of a breath and pose.

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Getting through Day 146

A little early but a tribute and remembrance of my late father who passed on in month of August.

He loved good marmalade spread on buttered Japanese bread toasted golden. It’s odd for a Japanese man of that era to like marmalade on toast. Apparently it was influenced by his English teacher, late Mr Ford, an English gentleman professor at Keio University. Hard to believe but apparently my father was a very good student of English and even starred in some acting roles on stage for the English plays they put on. Supposedly he was offered a job from BBC but turned it down in favor of … When I found old black and white photos of him at Keio when he was still 20-ish, had to feel my heart flutter… I only remembered him as a stocky middle aged and greying older man so it’s so cool to see the young and dashingly handsome??? man with shining bright eyes who later became my father.

We sampled 3 varieties of Marmalade of which 2 were given to us by a lovely friend. These are all Italian… next time we will taste and compare English and Californian marmalade. If my father were alive he’d ask for another cup of earl grey milk tea.

Maybe during this time, it’s time of reflection, gratitude in spite of it all – all the mindfulness practices to not only survive but thrive … living yoga on and off the mat.

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Making a Small Difference

And here is a really good article from Manduka (my go-to-MAT).

Please read and share:) Here !

Do we want a vibrant community filled with happier people? Just add-on support of local yoga studios as one of the ways. Here’s a small business with integrety of the teaching, aka: quality. It’s usually an operation borne out of love for yoga and if the owners are teachers, you are at the right place. It’s kind of like a restaurant where the owner chef comes out to greet you – it’s that same vibe of caring. I’ve taught at gyms, corporate, and studios and … teaching at the studio is usually most challenging because you feel so much more responsible. Especially when you have a brand new student, OH MY GOD, you are so honored. But responsible.

If you are getting take-outs or even getting to restaurant tables, just extend that love for small businesses to include yoga studios. Yoga fuels you, nourishes you and sustains you as much as that morsal you placed in your mouth. If they are gone, the community suffers especially now that I anticipate more need for people to decompress, move their bodies, reconnect with their breath and balance out the nervous system in the fray … to find their inner-strength and calm during this time of extreme anxieties and stress. That – we can all benefit from.

Yoga teaches us that life is BEAUTIFUL no matter what and all the suffering makes us stronger to appreicate the good and even the bad. To be able to find joy in the mundane ordinary little things … it’s what yogis practice. It’s what you practice with us. With no judgement, calibrating our optimal health by boosting our immune system … you need not get into pretzel pose to attain that -feel your breath and feel the NOW. Namaste:)