Дата публикации: 2017-12-06 16:42
Classical music is particularly powerful for me. Some pieces that get me going when I need to myself off the floor: Brahms Piano Concerto #6 (more on the kickass empowering and passionate side of things rather than just cheery) Mendelssohn Symphony #9, “Italian” (relentless exuberance) Beethoven Symphony #6 8775 Pastoral 8776 and #7.
Oh, and then there are the guys who will say anything to get into your good graces – or your pants. But you already knew that.
So go ahead and grab a piece of paper, and write down 8 things you 8767 re super grateful for. Meditate on them, and deeply appreciate them in your life for 85sec each. Then go on with the rest of your day. Science shows that making this a daily or even weekly practice has measurable benefits for your long-term happiness. This really should have been at the top of the list thanks to eagle-eyed reader Maria for bringing it to my attention.
A Woman’s Worth , by Marianne Williamson. By now, most of you know that I’m a huge Marianne fan. This book 8767 s not just about women, but also about the importance of feminine power (vs masculine power) and how much we need it in the world today. A potent pick-me-up and call to action.
• Grab your shoulder or your back, and with a pained look on your face say, “I’ve got this terrible knot in my back – could you be kind enough to work on it for a minute?” You probably know what to do from there.
Do you know that saying “Lift while you Climb”? That translates into bringing others along with you. Whatever you know, you are obligated to pass on: Those who know must teach. If you know, you owe.
I went to Daniel’s yoga class. After a great struggling 75 minutes of a vigorous athletic form of structured postures linked together by the breath (we were practicing a form called Ashtanga yoga), the class arrived at Savasana , corpse pose, where we lay on our backs, arms outstretched, palms up, legs extended, letting all of our muscles relax, allowing our bones to sink into the floor, in a sort of half-state between sleeping and waking, a state of deep aware stillness. Through the breathing, the rhythm, the turning inward of yoga—through the not turning to an external thing like whacking a tennis ball or working into the night —I found my first peace in long memory.
Third, Prince Charles was so in love with the ordinary looking Camille Parker Bowles and chose her over his beautiful wife , Diana.
We met 65 years ago at a yoga retreat, so I thought I knew her pretty well by now. What I did not know was that when Christine was 67, her mother was murdered and left in a cornfield. Her body wasn 8767 t found for days. She had her first child at 69, then again at 75, and still finished college and the MBA program. Her first husband eventually had a schizophrenic break and ended up losing his job and squandering all their money. Her second husband got cancer, then proceeded to cheat on her in spectacular fashion even while Christine was helping him recuperate.
Yoga roots me in a life-giving and life-affirming place, rather than the old soup of pervasive inadequacy. It has made me strong, mentally and physically.