Notes from our Sunday conference with Diana...
Years of Dragon and Snake – Balance of Stirha/sukha
Einstein’s “Imagination” – imaginal cells
Thoreau’s “Walden Pond” – live consciously; every corner of our lives
Carroll’s – “Nothing is impossible”
Alice in Wonderland- “your muchness” – self-discovery/open to possibilities
3 lines of energy: chest area, spine and hips
Heart opening – courageous, mild anti-depressant, joy and happiness
Be mindful –breath deeply– lengthen spine – deepen bend in back area – stay present
Add: “Research” (stretching) - prior to your practice
Hip/hip flexor opener – Hanumanasana – breath deeply
Our practice can heal our mind and body; it is our “medicine”
Opening Chant: …
" who teaches the knowledge of the Self that awakens us to great happiness,
who is the Jungle Physician and dispeller of the poison of conditioned existence”
In graduate school, under tremendous stress = physical malady = meds
No meds; bathtub soaking, Calvin & Hobbs books, comedic readings (ha!) = cured!
Lighten up – be silly – be joyous – be happy – be fun
Homework and weekly messages:
Be a little bonkers this week. Laugh. Make someone laugh. Dare to be silly.
Imagine 6 impossible things this week – preferably before breakfast.
Recite them all day, all week.
EMBRACE YOUR MUCHNESS