summer savasana & spontaneous relaxation

My internet life has been a little quiet lately, and it’s going to get even quieter as I prepare for a summer savasana in the Motherland (British Columbia) for a couple of weeks. There may be some blogging, with my iPhone and new Playsport mini camcorder, or there may not be. I may have some reports on the BC  yoga scene, or I may not. I may have time to follow yoga in popular culture, or I may not. Whatever, I’ll be on the West Coast, where people know how to relax.

I will, however, have time for Hammock Enlightenment, which is the focus of Eoin Finn’s latest yoga revolution. The first official Spontaneous Relaxation event takes place in front the Vancouver Art Gallery on July 6. I won’t be able to make it because I will be in the mountains, but I will spontaneously relax in my own way (with or without a hammock ~ ideally, with a hot tub, which is my favourite way to get enlightened). Join the Hammock Enlightenment Society’s official Facebook group to stay informed of future events in your neighbourhood.

And in the meantime, here is the Hammock Enlightenment Manifesto (via Eoin Finn’s website):

We believe in the hammock as both a symbol and a tool to remedy the epidemic of busyness.
We believe that there is a time and a place for work and effort, but exhaustion is no match for being at ease with the flow of life.
We believe that by allowing ourselves time for rest we are ultimately more productive.
We believe that everyone is aware of the profound interconnected nature of life.  Being too busy does not allow us the time to consider the effects of our actions on this web of life.
We believe in taking ten minutes every afternoon to relax, breathe easily, to reset and to let our body and mind integrate.
We believe that our society is time poor and rich in stress.  A lack of time is an unrecognized form of poverty.
We believe that when we are relaxed, we are more likely to be kind to others.
We believe that life is full of simple pleasures just waiting to fill us with joy.  All we have to do is slow down and enjoy them.

Our Mantra:
“We want to make the world a better place,
By slowing down our frenetic pace,
By doing so we make the space,
To open up to Love and Grace.”

  1. How absolutely awesome and BC!! I love my hammock so I am right there with these peeps. Hmmmm. Maybe I’ll go climb in it now…

  2. enjoy your break. i say unplug if it feels good; we’ll all be here when you get back!

  3. I’m in! I’ll check it out on FB. Feeling the very same vibe these days. I even napped for the first time in a long time yesterday, plus we were just talking about stringing the hammock out on the new deck! Enjoy yourself Roseanne!

  4. Sounds like total bliss and unplugging is so important. It’s so nice not to “login” every day and being more in tune with what’s immediately around you. Enjoy!

  5. Kudos to you for doing 21 days of writing, and hope you enjoy BCing and hammocking. If you ever find yourself a little South of BC, I’m just a stone’s throw away, and I’m writing this to you from a hammock on my front porch 🙂

  6. Hi, girlwarrior.

    I came here to apologize for not being around for awhile, but your hammock blog here made me realize it is unnecessary. I can see that you would understand that when I get too many things going and start feeling time-stressed, somethings got to give. This time what gave was keeping up with all my favorite blogging friends.

    I happen to have a hammock like that in my side yard!. And your Hammock Enlightenment Manifesto is pretty close to a statement as to what I’m trying to achieve in my life right now, with the help of Yoga.

    Loved this blog. Thanks.

    Bob Weisenberg

  7. This is near the top of my bucket list! Julio and I are planning to go sometime this year while we are still living in Costa Rica. I’ll have to come back to refresh my mind on your tips before we go, thanks for posting!Erin recently posted..Costa Rican bullfighting – best sport ever!

  8. Doing nothing in a hammock and reaching enlightenment. Awesome…