Responses were so good last week from my interview with fellow yoga teach and Health Coach Jill Novak about tongue scraping, that Jill and I decided to have another juicy chat.
We reveal more easy and supportive tools from Ayurveda to make your life happier and healthier for this holiday season (and beyond) by attending to THE SENSES. Give a listen and then add some valuable habits to your self-care tool belt for the coming year. Your whole being will thank you!
A poem for gift for you on this Solstice The Winter of Listening by David Whyte No one but me by the fire, my hands burning red in the palms while the night wind carries everything away outside.
All this petty worry while the great cloak of the sky grows dark and intense round every living thing.
What is precious inside us does not care to be known by the mind in ways that diminish its presence.
What we strive for in perfection is not what turns us into the lit angel we desire,
what disturbs and then nourishes has everything we need.
What we hate in ourselves is what we cannot know in ourselves but what is true to the pattern does not need to be explained.
Inside everyone is a great shout of joy waiting to be born.
Even with the summer so far off I feel it grown in me now and ready to arrive in the world.
All those years listening to those who had nothing to say.
All those years forgetting how everything has its own voice to make itself heard.
All those years forgetting how easily you can belong to everything simply by listening.
And the slow difficulty of remembering how everything is born from an opposite and miraculous otherness. Silence and winter has led me to that otherness.
So let this winter of listening be enough for the new life I must call my own.