I’m leaving today for a yoga retreat in the Land of Medicine Buddha–gonna shed the cares of the world and get my Om on.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to extend my yoga practice in such a gorgeous setting. Beyond the obvious pampering, I find deeper, more spiritual reasons for doing yoga:
[Yoga] means ‘union’ and that the practice of yoga unites body, breath, and mind, lower and higher energy centers and, ultimately self and God, or higher Self. But more broadly, yoga directs our attention to the unity or oneness that underlies our fragmented experiences and equally fragmented world. (Yoga Journal, May/June 1984, p. 4)
Interpreting yoga as a gathering place—it’s a very cool concept, don’t you think? Plus, I’m meeting up with long-time friends. In between our yoga and meditation sessions, we’ll catch up with each other on long hikes among the redwoods. Nirvana!
Namaste, my friends. I’ll be happy to see you again next week.