Entries by Natalie Rousseau

Rhythm, Routine, and Ritual

My thoughts today are on rhythm, routine, and ritual as we switch gears into fall, I love the back to school bhav of this time of year. As I mentioned in my last post one of my rituals for establishing a rhythm that is in synch with the changing season is to deep clean my house and get rid of clutter. Another is to sit down and revise my schedule.

Fall Cleansing

It’s time for fall cleaning in my household. Every spring and fall I do a major cleaning and organizing of everything in the house. I get rid of anything that is not necessary or isn’t being used, and I clean every corner and cupboard. I know it’s time to do it again because I feel like I can’t get on to any new projects until I clear out the clutter from the last four busy months of summer activity.

Creativity & Clarity

My business is an extension of my creative expression and is therefore an endlessly fascinating project. My business is the vehicle that allows me to share my passion for personal growth with others . My business is what allows me to engage in the conversations I love to have with people from all over the world that I might otherwise never get the chance to meet. My business is my art.

Adbhuta: Wonder & Awe

Today is my son Nova’s thirteenth birthday. Thirteen years ago on a beautiful August evening I gave birth to a perfect baby boy who completely changed the way I would experience and see the world. I remember the first few days following his birth his father and I and our new babe were wrapped in […]

Precious Impermanence

I am enjoying a day off today and I made a conscious decision to stay in my pajamas all day. I know that doesn’t sound like a big deal since as a full time yoga teacher I spend most of my days in pajama-like clothing, but today I am wearing my comfiest pair of ratty old pants and a shirt I wouldn’t wear anywhere else but at home.

Maha Sivaratri: Celebrating the Divine Marriage

Tonight February 12, 2010 marks the festival of Shivaratri which is celebrated in India and around the world. Shivaratri (Shiva’s Great Day) symbolizes the anniversary of Siva’s marriage to Parvati or Sakti. In the Tantric philososphy of Yoga Siva and Sakti are seen not as a God and Goddess in human form but rather as […]