pic of ilg by Sandra Lee…blurred by the intoxication of the highly pranic power of my beloved San Juan high country during a recent mountain peak running workout…


ilg has coached and continues to coach a LOT of Grandé Pueblo (Big City) students in Wholistic Fitness® …ilg realizes many of you see pics of the h(om)eland of Wholistic Fitness® where ilg still sacredly trains and meditates and you think, “well, yeah, no wonder he is so fit and able to meditate deeply, he lives THERE!” please remember, my Spiritual Teachers sent ilg to live in both NYC and LA (because They sensed ilg was too attached to the mountains) for a total of close to 15 years…ilg KNOWS by direct experience how difficult accessing Mother Nature is in the Grandé Pueblos, yet, ilg also knows by direct exprience YOU CAN DO IT! Here are my Teachers’ counsel to ilg before ilg left my Beloved high mountains to do what it took to build my own yoga studio in LA:

If you find that meditation does not come easily in your city room, be inventive and go out into nature. Nature is always an unfailing fountain of inspiration. To calm your mind, go for a walk at dawn in the park, or watch the dew on a rose in a garden. Lie on the ground and gaze up into the sky, and let your mind expand into its spaciousness. Let the sky outside awaken a sky inside your mind. Stand by a stream and mingle your mind with its rushing; become one with its ceaseless sound. Sit by a waterfall and let its healing laughter purify your spirit. Walk on a beach and take the sea wind full and sweet against your face. Celebrate and use the beauty of moonlight to poise your mind. Sit by a lake or in a garden and, breathing quietly, let your mind fall silent as the moon comes up majestically and slowly in the cloudless night.

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