Good Space Yoga

with Kathy Ornish

Spring/Summer 2010


1. Class Schedule + Other
2. Home Practice
3. Therapeutic Yoga
4. Inspiration

Welcome, Spring! In my last newsletter, I mentioned that we often think about
our yoga practice as postures, breathing and meditation, and that it’s easy to
miss the profound benefits of simple lifestyle changes. Weaving lifestyle
choices throughout our day can support our regular yoga practice without having
to set aside a separate time for practice, and will aid in the creating of a
healthy and joyful life.

In my last newsletter, I made suggestions regarding getting better sleep – eat
a lighter, earlier dinner, do something peaceful before bed like reading,
bathing, or meditation (rather than watching TV), and go to bed earlier and at
a regular time.

This time – food!

Food is one of my favorite subjects, other than yoga, of course. The old adage
of “you are what you eat” is certainly true! One of the foundations of yoga is
working towards creating a clear, calm mind and what we consume contributes to
this endeavor.
We DO take on the qualities of the food we eat. What we eat, the time of day
and time of year in which we eat all make a difference. We know, for instance,
that eating a light, cool salad makes us feel different than warm, hearty soup
and we also know that we feel different when we consume them in the summer
versus the winter season.

Ideally, as we develop deeper connections to self, this informs our food
choices. And as we feel more connected, we can begin to feel the difference
between an authentic craving for what the body really needs as different than a
desire for food that might have more complicated psychological roots.

Try these suggestions:
* Eat as much whole, fresh, and ideally local food as possible and decrease
processed food.
* Try to not to eat too much, too little, or too frequently.
* Regularly notice the relationship between what you eat, when you eat, and
how you feel.
* Eat mindfully – be fully present when you are eating.

Take time to be grateful for your food before you begin eating.

Yours, in service,

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Tantra. This seminar is the gateway to a comprehensive understanding of Tantra
and how the tantric approach to health, healing, spirituality, and religion
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Healthy eating is always a good yoga practice! I've included another one of my
favorites using seasonal fruit - peaches and blueberries. I hope you enjoy this
healthy summer dessert.

No Bake Peach Pie Recipe



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Song Of A Dream
Once in the dream of a night I stood
Lone in the light of a magical wood,
Soul-deep in visions that poppy-like sprang;
And spirits of Truth were the birds that sang,
And spirits of Love were the stars that glowed,
And spirits of Peace were the streams that flowed
In that magical wood in the land of sleep.

Lone in the light of that magical grove,
I felt the stars of the spirits of Love
Gather and gleam round my delicate youth,
And I heard the song of the spirits of Truth;
To quench my longing I bent me low
By the streams of the spirits of Peace that flow
In that magical wood in the land of sleep.

by Sarojini Naidu

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