Pythagoras suggested that his students close their evening by reviewing the thoughts, words and deeds of the day. We need to be fair, impartial in our assessment. Where have we gone amiss? And what have we done about our misdeeds, our mis-spoken words? Gandhi advocated not letting the sun set on an apology that needs to be given.
On what counts can we congratulate ourselves? And what have we learned?
Just as daily brushing out our tangles prevents huge knots from forming in our hair, culling through our actions of each day gives us the opportunity to catch mistakes while they are still small. We also give ourselves credit for improvement, staying on the positive. We reinforce what we have learned from others and for ourselves.
If we think of our days as providing a banquet of learning possibilities, reviewing the day is a chance to digest and assimilate everything we’ve taken in. We also have the chance to reject whatever hinders our life progress.
Imagine how much more we could squeeze out of each day if we could stay awake long enough to perform a thorough review! Eventually, though, as the review becomes natural to our way of life, we are periodically reviewing ourselves throughout our day. Some part of ourself remains the impartial witness, with whom we can continually check in to self-correct and self-guide.
with Erica Jago, Teacher, Author & Yogini
Entering into the Silence gives our Highest Self an opportunity to emerge in vision form. Learn how to incorporate more creative pauses into your daily practices to draw out what is being revealed to you and what you want to make of that. Often, what we make is art. This practice is a dynamic fusion of rhythmic vinyasa and slow deep holds to prepare the body for artistic meditations. There will be moments of silence in between meditations to seduce your inner artist through paper and pen. Please bring: your favorite journal, paint or pen to use, some supplies will be provided.
Both workshops 11/30 and 12/7 are $40
Individual workshop $25
“Art of Attention” books will be for sale at the workshop for $40. Get yours personalized with an author’s signature!
Erica Jago is an accomplished graphic designer, teacher and artist whose groundbreaking yoga workbook Art of Attention, which she designed and co-authored with Elena Brower, was ranked #1 for book design on amazon.com and is now translated into 3 languages. She is well-known in her communities in both San Francisco and Hawaii for incorporating design to visualize instructional concepts into artful and meaningful class experiences. Her classes and retreats use Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga to master a profound love in our attitudes, our emotional experiences and our relationships to our bodies. For more information, visit www.jagoyoga.com