Smile Yoga

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I would like to share one of my current personal wellness practices with you. I call this practice “Smile Yoga”.

I have learned about Laughter Yoga over the past few years and found that the concept is very valuable. The benefit of laughter is evidenced through the personal experience. It just plain feels good. If I was practicing Laughter Yoga as I walk down the street, I might find myself the object of a good amount of speculation by those around me. Worst case is that I would be approached by a well intentioned law officer. Since I do not want to create a nuisance, nor do I want to be the object of too much attention out there in the public realm, I have come up with a more subdued form of the same concept. Smile Yoga! read more

I Am At Peace

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I just came in from the garden. I was pruning a Hawaiian jasmine called Pikake. I have to keep it in the house through the winter months. It is finally warm enough to put back out on the patio. I try to root the cuttings to create more plants. I have two that may be rooted from last year. Last Thursday I spend the afternoon planting baby vegetables in containers: Eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, and Thai Basil. Every spring it is the same. There is such peace and tranquility in the garden. If you have not had the pleasure of puttering around in the garden, I highly recommend it. read more