In these challenging times, may this form of compassionate prayer bring you some measure of peace.
LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU
OM SHANTI SHANT SHANTI
May all beings have freedom and happiness, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my life contribute in some way to that freedom and happiness. Peace. Peace. Peace.
To hear the chant: https://vimeo.com/400370987
What a year it has been!
Full of many wonderful and not so wonderful events. I am forever grateful for the support I received from family and friends as I navigated mourning, injury, and healing. I am astoundingly grateful for the gift of time spent with family from far away and close-by, and the privilege to travel and explore with them. But most of all, I am grateful to love and be loved.
The new year will roll some big changes into my life that are exciting, and full of questions yet to be answered. I look forward to exploring the possible answers with an open mind and open heart. In fact, as I write this now, it is with a sense of, “Bring it 2020! I’ve got this!”
As I close out 2019 and roll into the holidays I spend a little time each evening reminding myself of the many things in my life I am grateful for.
“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” –Amy Collette
How will you close out 2019? Who or what are you grateful for in your life?
See you on the mat!
P.S., I have left a little gift for you below. A Yoga Nidra practice for deep relaxation and stress reduction. The literal translation of Nidra is sleep. Yoga Nidra has been shown to reduce stress, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. (See here, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31003664, and here, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30870017 for a couple of studies.)
Yoga Nidra practice: https://vimeo.com/379139124