Y O G A S E E D S
Photograph © Janny McKinnon
|Each week of our Hobart yoga term a ‘Yoga Seed’ email arrives in the inbox of those who have requested it. Sometimes they remain unopened but always they bring a gentle invitation, without demand, expectation or judgement, to take a quiet moment at the computer. A moment to centre your body, to go within and settle yourself. A moment that can make a very real difference to your day and even your whole week.
The yoga seeds started in 2007 to support a class member who was undergoing treatment for lung and brain tumours. They quickly became a regular pattern for a wide group of yoga students, colleagues and friends, mostly in south-east Australia, but also extending to the UK, Europe, India and the US. Sometimes we total more than 100 and many forward the seeds on to others, so they touch more than we may know. Our aim is to only share the seeds with those who have shown an interest and to pass them on with love and without judgement.
People place themselves on the yoga seeds list if they find them useful and remove themselves if the seeds start to add any sense of clutter or pressure. I clear the list every September equinox (September 21/22), at which time people can opt to be included in the new round. The seeds are distributed in blind copy so the mailing list remains private and confidential.
Each seed is a concise and precise package of suggestions to be read in a gentle, invitational tone. Would you like to try one, here and now?
This is what some regular and long term users have to say about the yoga seeds
“I love the sense of connection that is nurtured and deepened with each yoga seed.
I value the gentle reminders to be aware and in touch with our bodies and souls.
I am mindful of how each yoga seed is an invitation to pause and practise with intention and love”.
“I love getting these seeds. Brings me back to the now from my sometimes never ending thinking”.
“... always a welcome arrival in the cluttered, demanding inbox!”