A Contemplative Life -Exercise = Yoga for Health – Well Being

Yoga Notebook

I unearthed a yoga notebook that I created ages ago.  It’s turns out to be very instructive. The first section is on relaxation. the second part is on breathing.  The notes are from an old book J’Apprends  Le Yoga 1970 is the original book in French. I took notes from Yoga Doen en Begrippen Andre van Lysbeth 1972; translated by Dr McKee. My notes end with little stick drawings of the yoga positions and how long to hold them. I took Yoga classes in the US and in Holland. Yoga was very helpful to my well being. My intention is to integrate the daily habit of practicing Hatha yoga.

It feels like time for a change. Healthy habits make a difference in the mind body


Etchings of Winter Black and White Photo Ckatt 2020

connection. Feeling emotionally and physically well during the winter and in the months to  come is my goal.

My notebook started with this list.


Be Kind to yourself, then you will be kind to others.
Be gentle with your day
Be aware
Pay Attention
Take care of your own responsibilities.
Be humble
Be grateful
Be careful with your feelings.
Express yourself better.
Do yoga
Read spiritual material.

Writing about food takes me many places in search of healthful meals and easy recipes that are doable for me. More and more I see how tempting the convenience of ready-made foods is everywhere in restaurants and stores. The question that confronts me as I stand in front of shelves full of processed foods is while convenience foods are ever present, how do I maintain health? How to I remain more closely responsible for my well being?  Every choice I make ripples out from where I live.

Being mindful about food and it’s impact on my health leads me to reintegrate yoga to  balance my emotions and take time to do yoga. “The body and mind are one.”

Changing my habits is harder than I want to admit.

Wishing you a healthful and relaxing weekend.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.








André Van Lysebeth (October 10, 1919 – January 28, 2004) was a Belgian yoga instructor and author whose books about yoga have been translated into many languages.[1]  ~ Wikipedia Retrieved February 29, 2020.

Van Lysebeth was a Belgian Yoga instructor, who wrote and taught after studying in India with Swami Sivananda.


About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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