Jewish Journal


by Michelle Azar

March 8, 2013 | 1:04 pm

“Mommy?” called my sweet seven-year old from her tuft of tulle. “Do you think I should have a password now to come into my bed?” She was nestled within the new pink canopy around her bed. It has been difficult for her to fall asleep, so we put up a little protection against the shadow forces of slumber.

“Absolutely, a password sounds like a good plan,” I told her not realizing it was now going to be my turn to guess. I hate guessing games, especially when bedtime is lurking.

Just as I was starting to get impatient, she giggled. “My password is I AM THE BEST!” I melted. What a smart way I thought to protect against that which scares us. Wrap yourself in pretty color and texture, and then further arm yourself with the simplest sentence of self-love.

My wish for myself and those around me this week is to reignite our own in the face of all that discourages us.

Practice this coming week remains in tact.

Next week however, WE WILL BE OFF from MARCH 19-MARCH 31

March 18        WE WILL MEET AS SCHEDULED FROM 9-10am

In peace and pink tulle,


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Michelle fell in love with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, the system of Hatha Yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, some 13 years ago while doing a play in San Francisco. Having...

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