Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Breathers!

The intention to live fully is at a collective high right now! We stand poised and eager to make our resolutions, and charge forward into life! It seems as though New Year’s Day is the yogi’s ideal holiday. We’re all about self-actualization after-all, and we can’t wait to get back on our mats after being out of our routine throughout December. The New Year is the perfect catalyst to get us flowing again.

And if Robert Persig is right when he writes, “The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart, and head and hands, and then work outward from there,”  then committing and recommitting to our yoga practice is worth it on so many levels.  Our mats can be our little laboratories where we work on aligning our bodies, our hearts, our minds and our spirits.

We here at Breathe Repeat hope that we will inspire you all year to show up on your mat! To show up for yourself. Again and again. And to therefore improve the world in ways you can’t even imagine…

Before we sign off for today, we offer you the below poem on Prayer for some added inspiration. Prayer may seem like an ancient technique, but it’s surely not out of date. How can you make prayer modern? Can you experience a miraculous connection to breath as part of your daily life this year?  Don’t let the inspiration of a new year pass without getting sparked!

by Marie Howe
from The Kingdom of Ordinary Time

Every day I want to speak with you. And every day something more important
calls for my attention – the drugstore, the beauty products, the luggage

I need to buy for the trip.
Even now I can hardly sit here

among the falling piles of paper and clothing, the garbage trucks outside
already screeching and banging.

The mystics say you are as close as my own breath.
Why do I flee from you?

My days and nights pour through me like complaints
and become a story I forget to tell.

Help me. Even as I write these words I am planning
to rise from the chair as soon as I finish this sentence.

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