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?

You are in my Heart !

If I may be of any assistance, please feel free to get in touch with me via wagayoga@gmail.com

Happy to draw/write out or demo therapeutic yoga sequence protocol to support your immune system or strengthen your core (which one?) or whatever your challenges may be. I can respond.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have to quell any concerns ! Stay connected virtually or for real in person – they are all good. Any way, any path, any means – it’s all good at times like this. We can still be connected over time, space and distance. Remote or in your face, lol, I have so many ideas! There’s so much to hope for. Anything is possible if there’s a will.

“May we live like the lotus, at home in muddy waters.”

-Buddha

Practicing in a group is so meaningful … feeling so wistful … miss it!

Let’s support our local small businesses and gig workers, let’s all support and celebrate them while minimizing and negating any risks. We are asked to do our part in flattening the “curve” to fight this faceless enemy to our existential existence and life as we know it we took so for granted. Small businesses in our neighborhood, put in their heart and soul into their work, with their passion and hard work, they made our community a better place – more vibrant, more personable, more … friendly. Let’s try to support them and each other, in our own way as much as possible. From the bottom of my heart, I pray for peace and return to normalcy. This is when we realize the everyday ordinary stuff we thought as a given, a god-given human right, was actually a gift and a blessing… a miracle or sorts. We still have them – I believe we still have many blessings in disguise. In the spirit of Ahimsa, Namaste.