Happy July Everyone! We are officially half way through 2021. We have so much to be thankful for and I am especially thankful for you. This is my Shiba Inu Yoga Bee. Her name is Leila and she is one of those yogis who doesn’t really like to exercise, but she likes to go at her own pace with daily meditation and Friday 6:15 pm Yoga Nidra class on Zoom. You can meditate with her in the “Leila” section of the website. These meditations were filmed in 2020 during a once-in-my-lifetime total shutdown of New York City. It may remind you of the quiet, reflective time you had during the Covid-19 pandemic. Sending love and prayers to all who suffered and/or are still suffering from this situation.
We celebrate independence this month. Every living being longs to be free, independent and happy. Even Leila here. There’s inner and outer independence. The latter is more important but both should be strived for constantly. Let’s focus this month on doing what we can to give others their freedom and space and take sometime, maybe on the yoga mat or in meditation, to continue to shed that which makes us not feel independent, happy or free. It could be something very simple like just breathing deeper or refusing to entertain thoughts that seem binding, restrictive or against your will.
So, happy, happy everything. You are most loved and we hope you have an amazing month. Kirpal Singh advises us to “Do good, Be good and Be One”. If we practice this motto, independence will surely follow and become a part of our most valued treasures.
Om Shanti, Guru Dev,