Friday, 22 November 2013

Kali Sadhana Day 3

Image titled "The Void is Full Not Empty" 
Once again this morning, I called my expanded circle - East, South, West, North and the Void.  I then stood at the top of my yoga mat, facing my altar, and said out loud my affirmations of change.  I enjoyed a 22 minute yoga practice - 4 sun salute A's, 4 dancing warriors, some standing poses, back bends, hip openers and seated poses for lateral bends, rotations and forward bends.

I was going to draw a single card from the Wicca Pack, but changed my mind at the last minute and drew a line of three from my favourite Lennie, asking: "How can I change my life for the better today?"  I drew Cross, Bouquet, and Tower, shown here from the Mystical Lenormand (K√∂nigsfurt-Uranis, 2004):


I read these as saying that I need to get creative with how I manage institutional burdens - ie. paperwork.  This has been an on-going theme this week, something I need to do but haven't.  So, it would change my life for the better to stop procrastinating on this one, get it done, and maybe in a more imaginative way than I would normally try...

After that, I chanted just a half mala of Om Krim Kalikaye Namaha, as I could hear my DH getting up and I hadn't yet made his breakfast (or my own).

4 comments:

  1. I have never heard of the warrior dance flow before, so I had to go look it up on YouTube. :) That is quite a workout you do! Although I take daily walks, you've inspired me to get out my yoga mat once again. I miss my old yoga teacher, who moved away several years ago. The classes we have here now feel like a competition rather than a meditation. I'm used to showing up wearing whatever is comfortable, but these ladies wear special yoga outfits that cost several hundreds of dollars. Which explains why I just practice at home now, but the downside to that is it is easy to neglect my practice! :)

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    1. That's such a shame! I mainly workout at home, sometimes with a dvd, though often on my own, but then, I'm a trained yoga teacher and have been practising for 23 years now. I still like to go to classes sometimes. It challenges you in a different way, knocks you out of your comfort zone, and can bring up fresh ideas and perspectives. However, being surrounded by people in expensive yoga outfits would put me out of my comfort zone in a very different way :D

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  2. I envy you all being able to do yoga. I used to practice it too but nowadays I am afraid I will hurt myself so instead I do the exercises of my physical Therapy.

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    1. Hey, so long as you keep moving, that's the most important thing. And I'm sure you could still do some yoga, so long as you don't push too hard :)

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