“With all types of activities, one must try to keep the mind calm and quiet to the maximum level, then alone the body will get the benefit of supreme calmness and quietness.” ~Ācārya
As I cook the morning meal for my husband, I recall the words of Ācārya. I endeavor to keep my mind calm; grateful for the food that will support my family’s health and well-being.
This past week we were gifted with a visit from Kristin and Gillian. Throughout the five day retreat our senses, minds, and bodies were supported through asana, prāṇāyāma, cooking, and theory.
We were able to tap deeper into our practice and reminded, “experience the practice, do not observe it.”
I am grateful for the opportunity to dive deeper into all practices; to cultivate calmness in all activities. And I am reminded that practice can be, and is, simple. Even when the the external world doesn’t present as simple.
Today I focus on the simple practice of cooking. Aware that the energy going into the food supports my practice; that food should feed the senses and cultivate contentment. And cultivating contentment leads directly to Yoga.
Thank you, Gillian and Kristin, for honoring us this past week.