Published on June 15th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey0
What Seeds Are You Planting Today
Zinnias are some of my favorite flowers to grow. A little over $2 will get you a packet of seeds and they can be grown in containers or directly into soil, requiring little besides ample sun and some water.
If the soil is warm, like Southern California after April, you can expect the seeds to germinate and sprout within a week!
Once they get going, they’re practically indestructible. Heat-loving, they produce large blooms that are great for cutting and long-lasting indoor bouquets. If watered regularly, they will abundantly bloom throughout summer and fall.
One of my favorite things as a private yoga teacher is when a client comes to me wanting to make a BIG change in their life. Maybe they’re coming off a decade of working too much, a death of a loved one, or perhaps they’ve just had a health scare that’s caused them to shift their priorities.
Whatever the reason, it’s always a great honor to be chosen as a guide for their next chapter.
I always start off by explaining that while yoga may seem like a purely physical practice, with time, the biggest changes will occur on the inside.
Like seeds planted in the spring that will give profusely during harvest, committing to a consistent yoga practice, will bear gifts far beyond the physical.
When we plant seeds with intention, we have no idea of how useful they may be when it comes time to harvest. In fact, we have no idea what may really blossom up out of the ground.
We trust that with loving care, these tiny morsels of life that contain an entire cosmic blueprint inside, will know how to bloom and what to become.
This is a great metaphor for life’s transitions. Perhaps today you are on the cusp of something new. Leaving or beginning a job, or a relationship. Healing from an injury or illness, or perhaps you’ve just re-located and are getting your bearings.
Consider planting new seeds of intention in a private yoga session.
Find a certified yoga instructor – someone you click with and feel comfortable sharing with – and take the first steps.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. If I can’t help you, I can probably refer you to someone who can.