Postcards from the Wandering Yogi

postcards from wandering yogi

Travel is one of my greatest pleasures and I am thrilled to be taking an extended trip this summer to France and Italy. I’ll be ending my journey in NY in September and home to LA after Labor Day. I’ll be sharing my musings and wanderings with you through my “Postcards from the Wandering Yogi” series. Check in here for all the postcards as I go.

 

And let me know where you’re wandering!  I’m wishing you all a wonderful summer and may your wanderings bring you immense joy, whether they’re close to home or far.

 

With love, Lynn

postcards from the wandering yogi

postcards from the wandering yogi

postcards from the wandering yogi

We have a precious new perspective, things don’t return to their old shape quite so quickly.  What a gift.  Everything is present simultaneously: renewed appreciation for the things you love and clear vision toward what needs to change . . . or possibly be acknowledged and eliminated entirely.

So after this two and a half month absence, I am back, and I know the place for the first time.  Sometimes it’s called beginner’s mind.  I’m able to see “what is” with new eyes and I know again, that I have so much to be grateful for.  There are some changes that need to happen as well, to clear the way for new growth and to align the channels so that, creatively, what is trying to come through, CAN.  Big steps or small, fine tuning your life is meant to be a perpetual process.

Here’s to shaking off of habitual patterns of being, of thinking, of acting, and of seeing.  Here’s to transformation.

postcards from the wandering yogi

postcards from the wandering yogi

postcards from the wandering yogi

postcards from the wandering yogi
postcards from the wandering yogi

 

postcards from the wandering yogiWhat we can learn from Ayurveda is that what we eat and the 6 tastes inherent in our food literally design our health, physical tissues and our experience of living in a body.  To learn more about that, go to my Connect page, and enter your email to receive information on my next Bhavana Vibrant Body course where we explore these concepts deeply.  The sweet, juicy fruits of summer, for example, help to balance and maintain pitta dosha in the hot months of summer.  In Bhavana Vibrant Body, we explore how nature is trying to support our health in every season.

Meanwhile, whether you live to eat or eat to live, I hope you are enjoying the season’s bounty — the colors, the textures, the smells and the tastes of summer.

Here, Italy:  maybe you’ll find some inspiration amongst the colors, combinations and presentation.

postcards from the wandering yogi

 

postcards from the wandering yogi
postcards from the wandering yogi

 

postcards from the wandering yogi

In 1870 the artists began moving into Montmartre and over the next 20 years, cafes and cabarets multiplied and Montmartre became the center of creative, bohemian life — artists, poets, actresses, revolutionaries, dancers, clowns, thieves, musicians, and prostitutes, all mixed together to create the emerging artistic scene.  Here, talent was valued above all else.   Theatre, cabaret, music, art and circus thrived and many artists painted or lived in Montmartre:  Renoir, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rousseau and Modigliani all painted, lived or frequented the cabaret scene.   Eric Satie and Claude Debussy played in the cabarets.  It was a melting pot of humanity and artistic expression of every kind.

The Musée de Montmartre was once the house that served as both residence and atelier for many of the artists of the time and it was in it’s gardens, that Renoir painted a number of his masterpieces now housed at the Musée d’Orsay (1875-1876).  It is also where Picasso painted his Demoiselles d’Avignon, a work that marked a new era in modern art (1907).  

It’s a sweet afternoon to watch artists, today, in the Place Tertre paint landscapes, still lifes, and portraits.  Perhaps I’ll go back another day and have my portrait done to mark the time I fell in love with Montmartre.   

 

postcards from the wandering yogi

 

postcards from the wandering yogi

There are artists of paint, thought, story, drawings, sculpture, written word, architecture, film, and living life.  These designers deserve a place of honor among the best.  They created wearable art that utilized every artistic expression — from form, context, shape, color, texture, drape and detail to the societal or political statement their creations make.  Magnificent.  

It is an honoring of the entire lineage of Dior.  From Dior to Yves Saint Laurent to Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and now, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

If you have the chance, don’t miss it.  It will be at the at the Musée des Arts décoratifs until January 7, 2018.

 

musee picasso

 

musee picasso

 

foundation louis vuitton

 

foundation louis vuitton

 

musee rodin

 

musee rodin

 

Comments

  1. Ken Toltz says:

    I love these postcards Lynn! Keep them coming. Happy travels.

    Ken

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