You know those moments when you open a book
with an open heart, willing to embrace the message
revealed to you? I’ve been living in that moment
while reading The Four Desires by Rod Stryker.
I’ve been carrying the book around since witnessing the soft-spoken yet insightful teacher speak at
Wanderlust in Lake Tahoe last summer. It’s an invigorating place to find oneself. In diving back in,
this is the quote I opened to today,
“The single hardest yoga practice is the same for
everyone. It’s called change.”
Although it feels a bit like the holidays were a
lifetime ago, we’re still well within the window of
the freshness of the New Year, the taste of change
clinging to our tongues from the New Year’s spoon
we just licked (hopefully coated with chocolate).
We’re still creating and re-creating our New Year’s
resolutions, embracing our readiness for change.
As we embrace the months of 2012, I reflect upon
the fact that everything we have done thus far in
life has brought us to this point, this moment, the
here and now; this is another sentiment shared in
Stryker’s book. We are harvesting the abundance
from the seeds (hopefully organically grown and
non-GMO) planted in previous decades, years,
months, days, breaths. And in these moments, we
have the choice to plant different seeds, to sprout
a new harvest as we cycle deeper into the year. For
me, it includes making sure to begin the day with
breakfast, including some of the creative recipes in
this issue and online at Layogaonline.com.
One of the things we’re changing is the addition of
a section on cross training that includes exercises
to enhance our Yoga practice as well as Yoga asanas that enliven our favorite activities. If you have
suggestions, we would love to hear about them.
We’re excited for 2012, for our ability to grow
the currency of community we all love, believe in,
Felicia M. Tomasko, RN
In the Dec-Jan 2012 issue gift guide, we printed the website for Gogh Jewelry Design as Goghjewelrdesign.com. The correct website is: Goghjewelrydesign.com.
In the Dec-Jan 2012 issue teacher training guide, we misspelled B.K.S. Iyengar. The correct spelling is B.K.S. Iyengar.