Sorcha Holistics

16 Weeks and Counting!!

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While I'm actually on Week 20 of my 'Year of Yoga Challenge', I'm slowly making my way through my photos and compiling them into montages.  So, for those of you who are following my progress, here you go!   

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Happy Friday!

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga- Niyama the Second Limb

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When I first heard that there were eight limbs of yoga, I imagined the eight armed Hindu goddess Durga and had NO interest whatsoever in learning anything about them.  I wasn't interested in the religious nature of Yoga... I wanted the health and fitness and flexibility that I knew was possible with diligent practice and dedication. Fast forward five years, only to learn that the eight arms of Yoga have NOTHING at all to do with Hinduism, an eight armed goddess or any other off the wall rationalization I could have fabricated...  Oops... What the eight limbs are, are a set...

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga- Yama the First Limb

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The study and practice of Yoga, encompass a series of teachings called The Eight Limbs. The Eight Limbs are a road map to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual understanding and awareness.   They help those who study them achieve a universal understanding through intentional action and a subtle shift in the way they view themselves, and the world. The eight limbs begin with Yama. Yama is a guideline regarding one morality towards others, or more simply, the way a person should treat those around him or her.  This first limb is further broken down into five subcategories that give the practitioner...

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The First Official Day of Our Summer!!

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It's the first official day of summer break for the children and I, and today has been a Very-Lazy-Day... Everyone needs those once in a while to recharge the mind and body and to appreciate the small things in life.  Today it was the smell of the freshly cut grass, the beautiful sound the children make when they laugh and the stunning colors that surround me each day... To that end, this afternoon the color that caught my eye was the lavender which is going CRAZY in my yard!  I had hundreds of shoots that needed trimming, SO we set about taking...

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