There's nothing quite like experiencing the unexpected. I took this picture during one of my hikes this weekend because I was just tickled to find a flower sprouting in such an unlikely place at such an unlikely time.
It makes me laugh because there's such joy and possibility and openness in not knowing and yet we want so badly to know what's going to happen next (and we'll go to great lengths to make plans and lock things in), to know how our lives are going to go. But in that place of not knowing, of simple surrender to the moment, we find beauty, love, suprises, aliveness. I have no idea what's coming next for me, but I'm quite sure that there will be many flowers popping up. And for this, my gratitude from the holiday continues.
Here are a few surprises for you -- they cropped up unexpectedly for me, and I wanted to share them with you:
--If you're looking for a bliss-inducing under-an-hour yoga routine, check out Eoin Finn's free Bali Bliss Reset practice, which you can find on his Yoga + Blissology Podcast page. Who doesn't need a bliss reset every now and again?
--Improve your posture by getting to know your psoas. Before yoga, I didn't even know the psoas existed. This wonderful Webinar -- Key Yoga Muscles: The Role of the Psoas in Yoga Asana and Postural Health -- will introduce you to the psoas and provide you with useful information for psoas strengthening and balancing. Click here to learn more about this 2 session Webinar.
--One of my favorite Fall/Winter season treats is a warm chai latte with soy or almond milk. Oregon Chai is hosting a Twitter party tomorrow, November 26 from 12-1:00PM CST. There will be plenty of chai-related goodies given away, so join me in my chai addiction and get involved in the Twitter party by following @OregonChai on Twitter. You can also learn more on Oregon Chai's Facebook page. I've participated before and won some yummy treats. I hope you do the same.
Here's to the unexpected, bliss, happy psoas and chai!