Calling All Outdoor Gear Enthusiasts! (Take this survey.)

Take the Highline Magazine survey!

Take the Highline Magazine survey!

Mountain people often get a bad rap for being a bunch of gear junkies. But Highline Magazine thinks there’s more to the story. We’re conducting a survey to get to know our readers (and their gear closets) better! You’ll find some of the results in the Fall 2014 Issue as part of a piece I’m working on…

So, if you love the outdoors and the gear that gets you there, please take the time to fill out this survey, and you could win a $100 gift card from Mountain Equipment Co-op!

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Expressing Qualities in Yoga (Yoga Challenge: Day 13)

What if the purpose of yoga changed day to day?

Lately I have been struggling with the transition of practising yoga 2-3 days a week to 6 days a week. I’ve mentioned in a few posts now how this means that I no longer choose every class I go to and that I’m not always at “my best.” But, I learned today that each of the six days of a yoga practise represents a different “kind” of practise based on the planets connected to the days of the week. This connection occurs both in many traditions, including Hindu astrology and in the naming of the days during the Roman Empire.

You may or may not have realized, but the names of the days of the week provide clues as to which planet they represent:

Sunday – Sun
Monday – Moon
Tuesday (Mardi, in French) – Mars
Wednesday (Mercredi, in French) – Mercury
Thursday (Jeudi, in French) – Jupiter
Friday (Vendredi, in French)- Venus
Saturday – Saturn

Today is Thursday and as Thursday is connected to the planet Jupiter, which is big and expansive, our instructor encouraged us to explore our practise and research new possibilities.

Lesson from Day 13

Instead of expecting the same thing for our practise day after day, we can go into each practise expressing a different quality depending on the day of the week. This brought some freshness to my practise today, which was otherwise starting to become quite routine.

To learn more about these different qualities, click here.

How can you express those qualities in your practise?

© Meghan J. Ward, 2011.