I teach a yoga course for children entitled “stones of compassion”. What I do is teach the principals of yama and niyama through stories and life experiences. In order to make it creative and enticing for the kids, I give them a special “yoga stone” when they have grasped the meaning of each principle. So, in preparing for the lesson on “saucha” or cleanliness, I was sitting on the floor with my silver and gold sharpies, writing saucha and cleanliness on river rocks over and over again. After about 20 rocks my mind began drifting and I misspellt cleanliness.
I forgot the “in” and ended up with “Cleanless”. WOW! I laughed so hard at my seeming mistake, and realized it was really a message to myself. To just chill out, and literally clean-less. I find that I could spend all day cleaning, cooking,doing laundry yada yada, and never fit in time for a story, a practice or a swim.
A friend of mine recently said that a clean house is the sign of an unlived life. Well, I thrive in order and cleanliness, but of course there is truth to her words. If we spent our lives at home, polishing, waxing, dusting, mopping,vaccuuming, doing dishes,there would be a lot of “living” that we would miss out on.
Again, in my true Libra form, I say, everything in balance.
Dhana is intelligent, lively and reliable.She has a lovely manner and is skilful in looking after students of various levels in one class.
— Louie Ettling The Yoga Space, owner
Dhana has been a tremendous help in my practice. When I think I have plateaued or hit the wall she always seems to push me forward and keep me inspired. Thank you so much!
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