February 22, 2012

and unto dust you shall return

The Daily Doodle: Man is dust, and unto dust you shall return. I am born Christian, my hubby is of Jewish descent and our household combines the two faiths with other beliefs and traditions mixed in.* Above all, we are yogis! These next 40 days of Lent are a season of penance, reflection and fasting. Lent is an opportunity to develop a spirit of humility and sacrifice. Christian or not, for the next six weeks let's impose a personal penance. A penance should require a little deprivation, but nothing that hinders us from our duties. Lent is a time for self-scrutinization and healing.

Uttana Shishosana: Extended Puppy Pose or Puppy Bow
In this pose, drop your heart to the earth. This is the pose dogs use when they want to play!

*"Other beliefs and traditions mixed in": The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Ronpoche is a favorite in our household

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