Before each yoga class, I spend some time writing down what I hope to convey to my students in relation to the theme of the class.  It doesn't always come across as eloquently as I may have written it or prepared it, but sometimes I go back through my notebook to re-read the the pieces and find them to be good reminders for myself. Here's hoping you might find some use in your own life for the wisdom of yoga that has been passed down to us from generation to generation, from teacher to student.

Mindfulness theme and the beauty of meditation:

When we are mindful, living in the present moment, quiet and still, a whole world opens up inside of us.  This world is our access to an abundance of peace and bliss (ananda).  These feelings of peace and bliss are always there, deep within each and every one of us.  We just have to slow down, listen and delve on in.

As Rumi so eloquently reminds us "Why are you so enchanted by this world when a mine of gold lies within you?".