What’s in a name?

Who knew that before I even wrote a post that I would be confused about what to write…the blog name. I felt so much pressure to get it right; to choose a name that reflects who I am, but also makes serves my original intent as a place to post my yoga teaching schedule. There was “prairie yoga” then “under this harvest moon”. Oh, but I love to dance…maybe that needs to be there somewhere? What about reading? And does prairie exclude the piece of me that is only whole by the ocean? The stress!!

In the end, I feel like an adaptation of my first instinct – a prairie yogi – kind of sums it all up. Thinking about the roots of the word yoga (or yogi or yogini) as to unite into oneness or wholeness, it hopefully captures all those pieces of me. And the prairie – it’s not only where I live, but has always reminded me of that other piece of me, the ocean, in its own way: the soft contour of the rolling plains mimicking the movement of the tide and waves; the beauty in its ability to provide; the harshness that it has seen in a storm; so vast and seemingly infinite.

So what’s this blog going to be? I’m not sure yet. But I hope it will evolve into a place for me to express and share all of the dance-under-the-harvest-moon-on-the-prairie-by-the-sea-namaste pieces of me.

And if nothing else will at least serve its original role as a place to post my teaching schedule.


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