Slow Me Down

Does this time of year leave you feeling rushed? This truth is funny since winter is the time to slow down, snuggle, read, nap. Nature does, shouldn't we?

Simon and Garfunkel's song, which until a moment ago I thought was called "Feeling Groovy," was  played often in my home as a kid.

This could have been one of the best subliminal messages I ever received.

Opening with, "Slow down, you move too fast, got to make the moment last..."
could be the best mantra of our time.

In the month of December I find myself humming this song. Perhaps a mental reminder not to run with the rushed feeling in the air.

Do you feel it?

Enjoying the subtle details of a moment, breathing slow and deep for a count of 10, scheduling a little less and moving slower have been my personal practice as I move through my day, in the classes I teach and on my own mat.


This calms the nervous system, it softens the eyes.
As yoga student Tanya shared with me,

"Slowing down, just being, gives a sensation that isn't really a sensation, but rather just a calm peace that I love to feel-a great new feeling."

This week I hope you can let go of the rush and be OK with enjoying winter's pause.

After all, time is merly a figment of our imagination, isn't it?
Enjoy feeling groovy.....http://youtu.be/mWBvcJAXwu4

Have a beautiful, peaceful and fun Holiday and I will be happy to see you soon.

Slow Me Down Lord

Author: Wilfred A. Peterson


Slow me down Lord

Ease the pounding of my heart

by the quieting of my mind.


Steady my hurried pace

with a vision of the eternal march of time.

Give me amid the confusion of the day,

the calmness of the eternal hills.


Break the tension of my nerves and muscles

with the soothing music of the singing streams

that live in my memory.


Help me to know the magical restoring power of sleep.


Teach me the art of taking MINUTE vacations,

Of slowing down to look at a flower,

to chat with a friend,

to pat a dog,

to read a few lines of a good book.


Slow me down Lord

and inspire me to send my roots

deep into the soil of life's enduring values

                      that I may grow toward the stars of my greater destiny.


So much love and namaste,



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