On Thursday, March 19th, we welcome back Spring. In this transition of seasons embrace the beauty of the uncertain and certain. Spring is a time of new beginnings, birth, and rejuvenation as we welcome more light into our lives.
Gather up your contact list and phone a friend or loved one. This week reminded me of the global impact, the ripple effect, that an event can have on our community. While this may be a time to turn inward, retreat, or do less for the greater good of us all, I encourage you to reach out and connect with your community. Even if it's virtually, a good old-fashioned phone call, or a thoughtfully crafted letter...Be the light in someone's day.
Pause, surrender, stillness...these potent skills in our yoga practice are now at the forefront of our new normal. Honor requests to protect those whom are most vulnerable. Hold space for healthcare providers and resources. Manifest a peaceful surrender, manifest joy to welcome spring, and manifest a deepened gratitude for our local, regional, and global community.
Try mantra and malas with your meditation practice this season.
"Om Mani Padme Hum"
Praise to the jewel in the Lotus
Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, suggests lighter fair of easily digested foods in the Spring. A Miso Soup is delicious and easily converts to Vegan when ingredients like chicken are removed and the stock adjusted to a hearty vegetable base. It's also lovely as we transition into Spring, and may need the warmth and comfort that a soup provides.
(Tip: Substitute EVOO)
Loaded Miso Soup was on the menu at a recent event. It boasted a delicious flavor and the extra Bok Choy was especially yummy in the vegan version.
Written by Cheri Isaacson, co-founder of SDYC. Cheri is passionate about education and shares her joy, knowledge and curiosity with her students both on and off the mat.