Monday, February 13, 2017

A short winter walk

This fall we received a gift of 5 pairs of snow shoes.  We’ve been waiting for snow and it finally came (in abundance).  After lunch today, we strapped them on with ease and began our first walk.  The walk started out a little tricky as we traversed a steep hill.   

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Celebrating Candlemas as an Agricultural Festival


An article by Ben Davis for Stella Natura

Calendar of the Soul verse for the 44th week:
Reaching for new stirrings of the senses,
Mindful of Spirit Birth achieved,
Clarity of soul imbues
Bewildering, sprouting growth of worlds
With my thinking’s creator will.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Yoga in Triform

Triform students in yoga class

 An article by AnnMarie Costanza

       The ultimate goal of yoga according to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, is " Yogas cittah vrtti nirodaha". This translates to the cessations of the fluctuations of the mind. This is a lofty goal for the average person even after years of practicing yoga regularly. However, they can achieve momentary stillness of the mind and the reward in those moments is able to hear the wisdom that is in their heart. For the person on the Autism spectrum or the person with OCD or ADHD, quieting the body is a tall order let alone the mind. However, I have been privileged to see firsthand that with yoga it is possible even for the briefest moment. For those brief moments, the student is aware of their breath and their body allowing their mind to come to stillness.