By Lisa Akesson
“If thou shouldst say, ‘It is enough, I have reached perfection,’ all is lost. For it is the function of perfection to make one know one’s imperfection.”
- Saint Augustine
When I finished my Yoga teacher training and studies in Ayurvedic health earlier this year I was faced with a river of emotions. The main ones were fears of not knowing enough and uncertainty about my transition into a new way of living.
We are grateful for the ocean. Need we say more? What are you grateful for today? Join us on Facebook or Instagram (@hale_pule) to share.
The sun and the moon give us so much to be grateful for. Each time we look up, we smile. What are you grateful for today? Join us on Facebook or Instagram (@hale_pule) to share.
We're always grateful for the beautiful rain that makes our plants grow in abundance. What are you grateful for today? Join us on Facebook or Instagram (@hale_pule) to share.
Today, we are grateful for the earth, the energy that grounds us and keeps us stable and the planet itself that inspires us to live with as little impact as possible. What makes you grateful? Join us on Facebook or Instagram (@hale_pule) to share.
Step 6 is the part of transformation that allows us to become who we are meant to be. Through this transformation we become willing to let go of old ways, looking to our higher power as our guide. There’s no need to figure anything out – just get into the river and flow with it.
We're grateful for our Durga Farms volunteers, past and present, who have nurtured our soil and made our harvests more abundant each year. Have a farmer in your life? Give them a hug from us. What are you grateful for today? Join us on Facebook or Instagram (@hale_pule) to share.
Today, we're grateful for morning meditation. Whether it is sitting in silence or working with a mantra, this practice each morning makes the day our own. What are you grateful for today? Join us on Facebook or Instagram (@hale_pule) to share.
Ayurveda and Yoga look great on everyone. Give the life-changing gift of higher consciousness to everyone on your list this holiday season.
We’ve compiled a few of our favorite gift ideas below, each of them sure to brighten spirits this holiday season and all year long.
We're joining the #30daysofgratitude campaign (we are a few days late because we were so busy counting all the things we are grateful for).
For day 4, we're grateful for warm herbal oil for abhyanga. This nurturing daily practice makes vata season as calm as any other. Join us on Facebook and Instagram (@hale_pule) and tell us what you're grateful for.
By Judith Michaels Safford
Meditation can be as short as seconds. Simply stopping and being in the present moment is a type of meditation that leads to more mindfulness. I'm in my body. I'm seeing the trees. I'm breathing in. I am here. There are guided meditations or you can simply set aside a time of silence, letting the breath be your guide. There is no right way.
Meditation calms and cleanses my mind. It places me in the posture of “not knowing,” which opens up the willingness to be shown. Meditation gives me guidance that reveals where darkness, tension, pain, resentment, uncomfortable thoughts and emotions are still lingering. It offers the opportunity to name, locate and accept what feels real, but what may not necessarily be true. Meditation transforms self-doubt or critical voices into love and self-compassion.