Summer is Almost Here

Greetings Yogis

 

Well,  I’ve done a remarkable job of not writing on this blog.  Oh well.  I’m learning to accept this part of myself.  Computer screen time simply falls very low on my to-do list.

Given that Summer is almost officially here, with the Solstice this weekend. I wanted to wish you all a very happy, playful summer.  Go on, get out there.   Romp around in the sun, hike in the woods, play on the beach, eat warm freshly picked berries and handmade ice cream, attend a local outdoor music venue and dance under the stars.  Share the summer sunny days with friends and family.

I will  be doing quite a bit of travel and sailing this summer.  As a result, I will be so much in and out of town, I’ve decided to put my public classes on hold until the Fall.  However, I will still be available for privates when I am in town.  Feel free to give me a call to schedule a private if you are interested and we will see what we can arrange.

Be well, take care, keep up your practice and enjoy the summer sunshine.

Shalom & Namaste

Diana Bonyhadi

Winter Solstice

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Holiday Greetings Yogis

Today was the shortest day of the year, tonight the longest night of the year.  This morning I awoke to the moon shedding a golden path across the water as it set.  I thought, I am blessed to see this.  Tonight I will join friends and family around a bonfire, hurling into the fire all that we wish to shed from this year. It will be easy to think of  quite a few things we have had to endure this year that we would like to release from our consciousness.   But on the other hand, what if I could let go of/change only one thing, just one thing about myself, what would it be?  Why? And why haven’t I asked this question sooner?  And how would I go about letting that thing go?  Whatever it is.  How about you?  What would you change/let go of?  A worthy question to ponder on this, the longest, darkest night of the year.

November 2017, I removed myself from pretty much all social media.  It’s been a bit more than a year since then.  I don’t particularly miss interacting with people via a computer.  In  fact there are many things about computer socializing I haven’t missed at all. And as a result, I have had way more time to practice yoga, meditate, read books,  work on projects, observe the world around me and study. I have also learned that the forums for socializing on the computer have become the main vehicle for advertising.  I know I shouldn’t be surprised; Newspapers and magazines were for news first, and then advertising; the postal service was for communicating with friends and family news and other events, then advertising.  Now news and social interaction happen via computers, so there too will happen advertising.  I guess what all this boils down to is…

In 2019, I pledge to be more present online.  I will share with you how I have spent my last year (lots of study & meditation), what I am working on, what I am teaching, when and where. I will continue to keep my posts short, but look forward exploring with you some of the deeper explorations into meditation and yoga.  Maybe we can make it more of a dialogue.  Let me know, how your yoga is nourishing you, and what you struggle with.  Yoga lives beyond the mat, so how are you living your yoga?

Again, I offer you my deepest gratitude for your presence in my life, and for your practice.  It brings us all one breath closer to peace.

Happy Solstice & Happy New Year

Namaste

Diana Bonyhadi

P.S. I am off to Mexico for 3 weeks.  No computer.  Ahhhh