Happy New Year!

I pick a word on the first day of each new year that sets the tone for the upcoming year. 2019’s word arose for me a couple days ago while reflecting on the benefits I experience from my daily yoga nidra practice.

I thought in that moment that I had just connected with my word for 2019, but let it simmer until today to see if any other words would emerge. My yoga nidra practice is an adaptogen for me, like rhoiola or rishi.

And, adaptogen, is my word for 2019. I will explore adaptogens throughout the year, whether as herbs and nourishing foods or through experiential practices. I look forward to sharing my experiences.

The photo is from the Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle. I love the visual of shining brightly purple even when you are surrounded by a forest of green. Happy 2019!