Synergies of Yoga, Bodywork and the Elements of Nature

IMG_6722For those of you who know me, the beach is one of my favorite ways to recharge.  Here is my husband, James at our local, Peregian Beach.

Yoga is another beautiful way to recharge.  As is massage!  I love the synergies between nature, yoga and bodywork.

The Elements
Breath
Flow
Focus
Intention
Connection
Heart Opening
Creating Space

 

Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the sum of it’s parts.

We love creating a synergy between our favourite pastimes.  We hope you do, too.

Namaste,
Kimberlee & James

What is your word for 2013?

Frangipanis in my garden, summer 2013

Frangipanis in my garden, summer 2013

I was speaking to a client this week and she has a yearly practice which she, and many of her friends, have adopted.  Instead of sitting down at the beginning of a New Year to make a list of Resolutions, she chooses one word which she would like to have to describe her year ahead. 

This word could be “Truth”   “Engage”   “Strength”   “Perspective”   “Silence” – anything, really, that you choose.

This one word may describe something you may wish to address regularly.  It could be something you find challenging, or elusive.  In yoga, we call this a sankalpa (in sanskrit), We regularly choose one word at the beginning of each yoga practice, a word to return to in all circumstances. We may choose to keep this to ourselves.  Or not.  It is a precise declaration of good intention, that motivates you and aligns with your core.

My word this year is “Action“.  I have chosen to meditate on this, for various reasons.  My husband, James, has chosen “Opportunity“. 🙂

If you share your word with you friends and family, this will also make you accountable.  They will remind you of your word, when they notice your patterns (that you have consciously chosen to address) emerging.  Text your word as a New Year greeting!  Don’t you love this idea?

What is your word for 2013?  I’d love to share my practice with you.

Aloha,
Kimberlee