Entering the new year with ease

This week is my first week back at work and in class we are focusing on starting the new year with ease. With talk of new year resolutions we can feel like we have a lot to achieve and put our mind to in 2015. It can be tempting to dive head first into being busy and doing. However, there is another way and our yoga practice is a great place to begin. Let's put our focus this week on being, rather than doing, and moving with ease through our practice and life as we get back into our working routines. Let us allow our resolutions, hopes and dreams to spur us on and not be sticks that we beat ourselves with. Let us find ease in working towards where we want to be. 

Here are a few of my favourite quotes to remind us of the importance of being and to help us to start the week and year with ease.

"We are always getting ready to live but never living" 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We are free to be at peace with ourselves and others, and also with nature" 
Thomas Merton

"Gentle is that gentle does"
English proverb