Friday, January 13, 2012

Our first Farm Baby of 2012...isn't she beautiful!





I am grateful for new births...

She was born on 1/11/12 these pictures were taken of her very first day. As the sun dried her damp fur she started fidgeting and moving about, uncertain but curious...she kept at it until her first attempts at standing landed her flat on the ground again. But something inside that forward pull for expansion that we all feel kept her at it until she prevailed and took her first woobely steps in the world, now today two days later, after much practice she is still woobely and sort of runs in fits and starts, her movements are sporadic and jerky they haven't become slow and graceful like her mothers who has learned not to rush about frantically; but, slow and steady will get you there. She has learned from experience that grazing in the pasture is just as rewarding sometimes more so that getting to the barn...

Oh My Goodness! did I just get a yoga lesson from my new precious baby cow? I am teaching a beginner series and I LOVE teaching beginners, they are so open hearted, curious and ready to learn. Sometimes though we all can get frustrated if our first attempts at learning yoga (or anything new for that matter) are less than stellar, maybe we are woobley in our postures,  frantically wrestling an uncooperative body into unusual positions...
        May we learn from my baby cow to stick with it, practice, listen to the gentle nudging from our souls    that it s worth it...
        May we relish the days of new beginnings, finding alignment and balance in our bodies, celebrating each new opening, enjoying the moment not focusing on the final pose and before you know it you just might be freely frolicking around your yoga mat!

1 comment:

  1. She's beautiful, Nan! How exciting and wonderful for you and your farm.

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Thanks for sharing!