Summer Reading

A feast for your eyes! I sipped a cold matcha at Bee-You Cafe (delish — you must go) after teaching at The Yoga Garden this morning … & asked cafe owner Courtney if I could check out the beautiful book at the counter. To thumb through & take in the gorgeous photos of “Whole Beauty” by Shiva Rose will inspire your day!

Last night being a New Moon, I was particularly interested in Shiva’s tips for gently clearing out what’s not needed to make way for the new. For example, I’ll concoct a homemade facial / body scrub this weekend to reveal some glow, & get back to my meditation practice (maybe a future post — my habit/not habit of meditation 😉 ).

Simple, meaningful self-care — what’s that look like for you? I’d love to know more in the comments below.

See you on the mat somewhere in Uniontown!

Cheers, E

Published by ericaengel42

I practice & share Hatha Yoga for a simple reason -- it works. Hatha Yoga in the Himalayan Tradition is a holistic system of philosophy & practices passed down through an unbroken 5,000 year lineage of Himalayan sages. What Hatha Yoga is not: trendy, bendy or one-&-done. What Hatha Yoga is: a systematic approach to uncovering the real, authentic YOU in body, mind & spirit. Hatha Yoga cultivates well-being, stability, clarity & ease in modern life through traditional, time-tested practices. I also recognize both our shared humanity & our differing privileges & barriers -- I am a cis-gendered white female with a graduate degree, who has dealt with family trauma & an eating disorder. My goals in my own practice include to cultivate awareness of my own privileges & social conditioning, unlearn & re-learn in order to be mindful & take compassionate action toward a more beautiful, just & peaceful world for ALL humans, creatures & our Earth. I'm making mistakes daily, & hopeful that I'm falling forward toward these goals & vision. I hope we can walk our paths & support each other along the way.

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