Dec 31, 2011
Randy is working on some web updates with me–we’re tweaking the pages a little in preparation for my upcoming adventure. Have you ever checked out the thumbnails view on the art page? This seems like a looking-back-end-of-the-year kinda image, I think.
Have some wonderful last hours of 2011, and Happy 2012!
Dec 30, 2011
art by julie, photo by tanyavillanophotography.com
Dec 22, 2011
It’s a yin time of year. It’s dark most of the time (especially yesterday), it’s cold, there’s a feeling we should move slowly–to not slip and fall, but also because it’s cold and it’s dark! In Chinese medicine, which most of the bodywork forms I practice are based in at some point in their history, you are urged to follow the patterns of nature, and take the cold and the long hours of darkness as cues to spend more time resting and being mellow. Imagine a time before computers and electric lights. . . you’d probably just turn in early, and wake with the sun.
Most of us, me included, will probably not take to turning in when it gets dark at 5pm, but I will encourage you (and try to do this myself) to take more quiet time–whether that’s journaling, meditation, sitting quietly by the fire, an earlier bed time, time away from screens, or an extra long savasana after yoga practice. Bodywork is a great way to take this time as well. Reiki in particular is a quiet, meditative, slow, non-active style of bodywork that may help you develop a sense of stillness. Sink into the darkness, bundle up, and be nourished by the quiet of winter.
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Dec 21, 2011
Tanya from Tanya Villano Photography recently came to Chakra Khan to photograph my artwork.
Here’s a selection of them–hopefully they will brighten your day.
Look for more to appear in the art gallery soon!