Mother Nature has been keeping our eyes on her this winter. I just love the fury of Mother Nature, when the wind blows and the snow falls. The beauty of it, in all its simplicity. A free show, if you will. As cold as it is, I think I would miss the seasons if I relocated to a warmer climate. But then I think how much easier it would be not to have to wear so many layers of clothes…so heavy, so limiting our natural movements. Who knows what’s in store for the future. I am the type of person that believes that this journey has a life of its own. I am along for the ride, not knowing where I will end up. That is what is the most interesting thing..that we don’t know. For now I am here and that ain’t bad. How lucky I am.
Peace and goodnight. Swami Mommy a.k.a. Lorie
Finally had the time to thoroughly read all your comments. I must say I was blown away by all those beautiful remarks about my writings. I am also pleased that so many of you, if not all, were so interested in my topic “StraightenUP”, and how iimportant it is.
Many of you say you are “inspired” and all that good stuff. Thank you all so very much.
Now, if you’re wondering why I headed this blog “SURPRISE’, let me say that with so much interest in the ideas in my blog about good posture, I cannot understand why so many of you still have not ordered your copy of the book, STRAIGHTENUP. It is a must have, and makes a great gift for the holidays. Order from loriekiviat.com or Amazon and do it soon. You will love it!!!
So many of you have written from all parts of the world. I have not written lately and sometimes I think it is because although you all seem to get what I am trying to convey, it disappoints me when you don’t want to reach out for more. I can blog from time to time but my book will give you the whole recipe to improve yourself from the inside out.
Have a great holiday, and enjoy the simple things.
Yes, there is more press about how folks are hurting themselves doing what they think is getting them in good shape and form. Yoga, Pilates, sports, including all kind of workout styles. can be detrimental to the body if there is no awareness to basic postural intelligence. Training our body to own this information is vital to the way our body ages.
StraightenUP is so helpful for all…. young and mature people as well as everyone else.
When I first began to practice Yoga, my teacher said that in about a year I would see a difference in myself, and indeed I did. I was more relaxed, more aware, more present, patient, etc…I like to describe Yoga as not a What, but a How. An approach to life, a philosophy, a way of living life, a study of energy. What could be more interesting than understanding yourself, how your body works, how your mind works, and how to control your body and mind and ultimately know yourself better. Practicing takes you into subtle unconscious stress patterns, not only in the Physical body but the mental and emotional body as well. We can get in touch with the extraordinary powers of our intuition, inspiration, our health and abundance. We an re-shape our whole life.
Love requires continuos practice, and the best place to begin practicing is on yourself. When you acquire the art of loving yourself, you naturally love others as well. Many people beat themselves up psychologically day and night. They use the weapons of tension, anxiety,guilt, and fear. Such self hatred does not allow you to love others. If you are in love with yourself, you hate no one.
-Yogi Amrit Desai
Now for the good news:
StraightenUP/yoga classes have gone global! Thanks to Skype I am proud to say I can now offer long distance instruction! To make an appointment, or simply for more information feel free leave a comment or shoot us an email!
Spring is here. New beginnings are here… What are yours? Maybe a birth? A birth of a new body? Yes, your body. With my new book, StraightenUP you can improve your appearance without dieting. Sound good? Get a copy for starters. There is a CD and an mp3 in production.
If you would like, take some instruction directly from me if you live in the area. I can be contacted on my website. All links are on this blog. Looking forward to helping you transform… simply and easily, in just 9 weeks Check it out.
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StraightenUP will be presented at the Ohr/O’Keefe museum in Biloxi, Mississippi.
January 9th, I will be on WLOX (affiliate of WABC) at 4 o’clock for a live news broadcast of StraightenUP!
Then, on January 10th at 5:30 PM I will be at the Ohr/O’Keefe Museum presenting StraightenUP. If you live in the area please join us for an entertaining evening. There will be a book signing after the presentation.
Also, Long Island’s News Channel 12 will be featuring StraightenUP on its News feed on January 2nd.
No need to wax eloquent regarding the importance of our feet, after all, fat or thin, tiny or tall, our feet have to carry us all. While our feet are beneath us all, they surely deserve more attention and care than we are used to giving them. Women have always suffered the most from the concept that tiny feet were the ideal. While not quite as harmful as the Chinese custom of foot binding, which permanently crippled countless well-bred girls, modern footwear like stilettos and pointy toes are hardly foot friendly. Shoes that remain from thirteenth and fourteenth century European Royalty show that the western world is not entirely innocent of idealizing small feet as well.
StraightenUp will teach you how to use your feet. Worth looking at!!