A New Challenge

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If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you know how much I love yoga.  I love standing at the top of my mat, hands at heart center, the sound of my breath moving through my body and that sense of calm and peace that makes me feel oh so good.  Beyond the physical practice of yoga I love the lessons yoga teaches us.   The yoga sutras, the yamas and the niyamas- they all have powerful lessons that can apply to our everyday life.

Meditations from the Mat

Meditations from the Mat

For years I’ve wanted to make the readings and lessons of yoga a larger part of my life.  I’ve wanted to dive in and truly understand those lessons of yoga but for whatever reason I haven’t.   Lately though, I’ve found myself drawn to quotes and readings that impart yogic knowledge so I decided there is no time like the present!

Last weekend I ordered Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison.  The book is composed of 365 meditations to help incorporate yoga into your everyday life.  My intention is to read a passage each night before bed for the next year.  To me, it’s a new kind of challenge and perhaps one that I very much need…

A daily reading...

A daily reading…

Have you done a daily reading before?  What have you learned from it?

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  1. I LOVE this idea! Now that I’ve just finished my TT, I feel like it’s just the tip of the iceberg and there is SO MUCH more I want to know and to dive deeper into. I’m going to go check out this book. Sounds like a great way to dedicate time to this study.

  2. Hi Maggie! That’s so funny! Yes- I will certainly be posting and sharing about it! I’ve had a few fellow yogis read it and like it plus it got great reviews on Amazon! I hope it’s good!

  3. Funny that you put this up this week. I walked around Barnes and Noble for a good hour last week with this book in my hand (yes, people can still do that :) ), but ended up leaving without it. On first glance, the “meditations” seemed to be too much about the author’s story, not leaving much room for philosophy or my own personal growth.

    That said, I trust your opinion after reading your blog for a bit, so I can’t wait to hear what you have to say. Will you be sharing your thoughts about the process along the way?

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