The beautiful and talented (and soon-to-be certified yoga instructor!) Natasha made these awesome yoga pose cookies I just had to share! I may have to order these for our next yoga get-together
Read her the full post, Yoga Cookies Sweeten the Path, for all of Natasha’s insightful tidbits. I’m borrowing the passage below for some yoga inspiration this week. Namaste!
“Yoga scriptures tell us we suffer because we are divided against ourselves. Often we behave like separate creatures engaged in a struggle for survival with the rest of life. Yet at some deep level, we know that this image of ourselves is inaccurate: we are not separate from nature but part of a much larger whole, motivated not merely by personal survival but more by love, ideals, beauty, and a sense of right and wrong. This split in consciousness results in a tug of war between the separate, self-centered personality that is rooted in body consciousness – the small self, the ego – and the higher or transcendental Self – the Atman. In practical terms, this division is the tension between an upward pull toward freedom from biological conditioning and the downward tug that holds us back. The disciplines of yoga – the internal practice of meditation and the external attitudes and habits we adopt in our daily lives – are the means of healing this split between the selfless and the selfish, between wisdom and ignorance.” – Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999), founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation in Tomales, California. This quotation is the first paragraph of a longer article called “Beneath Still Waters,” in Yoga International, Summer 2012. www.yogainternational.com