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JANUARY 2012: COMMIT
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The changing of the new year is seen in today's culture as a time for plans and goals, dreams and resolutions. If we are not careful, it is easy to get swept up in the rush of new energy. To become fixated on that which we desire or resolve to attain sometimes means that we forget that we already have so much.

Stemming from the mid 1300s, the word "commit" originally meant "to give over." This January give yourself over to your true self. In our asana practice, this means being present and honoring both the challenge and also the joys of movement-based yoga. Off of your mat, take time to be present for all that life has to offer and honor all that you have in the present moment.

 Make plans and set goals for 2012, and at the same time, be open to synchronicity, synergy, and serendipity. Commit to taking time this year to be still, and when these quiet moments seek to tell you something, commit to following their advice. "Commit" has evolved to now mean "to give in trust" or "to entrust." Give in to the trust of your inner teacher and make this year the most exciting, most fulfilling, most inspiring yet.