I am truly so grateful to be able to do this work and be a part of the wonderful community that has been formed through Daily Bread Yoga classes and retreats. If you are interested in having your community of faith be involved or want to know more about classes, retreats, or private sessions, please contact me at rachel@dailybreadyoga.life.

Blessing of Fall

I just found this prayer “September Blessing” by Steve Garnaas-Holmes in a folder and felt like it was just right for today.  Even though it is called “September” blessing, I think it still works for October.   At least here in Champaign, where it is a beautifully warm fall day.    Peace on your head. September Blessing, …

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A Loose Grip on My Mind

Aparigraha means “non-hoarding” in sanskrit.  It’s one of the disciplines listed in the yamas & niyamas (which I’m not going into now, but will try my technological best to link you to here) in the (enormous) greater body of yoga philosophy. I like another definition of Aprigraha as a “loose grip”.  So, I could say …

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Holding On & Letting Go; on the mat and in your shoes.

Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end.  Life is about not knowing, having to choose, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.  Delicious ambiguity.     —Gilda Radner— Last Saturday, September 8th, was my 10 year  anniversary of ordination as a Lutheran pastor. I haven’t …

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Coming Home

When you are immersed in doing without being centered, it feels like being away from home.  And when you reconnect with being, even for a few moments, you know it immediately.  You feel like you are at home no matter where you are and what problems you face.    –John Kabat-Zinn, Embracing the Full-Catastrophe Last Saturday …

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