“Pinball Mind” from Listen Well

As I composed this month’s e-newsletter about the Year Long Meditation, the Listen Well offering came to my inbox. Give it a listen & see if you can relate … cuz I can TOTALLY relate:


I’m looking forward to our closing meditations together in class.

Also, the book I’ve shared in classes recently:

This dude is a DOCTOR of Forest Medicine! How cool is that?! Who wouldn’t want to get a prescription to go & walk in the forest 2 hours a day?

I’m reading this book to Tortilla as he deals with the fireworks (for WEEKS now, poor puppy):

As long as I’m in my pinball mind đŸ˜‰ … Ever since I heard about “moon gardens,” I’ve wanted to cultivate one. A Moon garden can be composed of night-blooming flowers, or flowers / plants that reflect moonlight, i.e. white flowers, silvery plants. The effect is said to be cooling & calming to the senses & the mind.

Here’s what I have so far …

This last photo is of one of my faves — a Jasmine variety — I pause every morning to enjoy a moment here before walking to yoga class. The blooms last only a day yet the smell is heavenly.

See you soon, 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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