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Good Morning

It is the start of a new day.

sunrise on the lake

When you are in the midst of your working life,  the morning can be rushed. 
Not so, in retirement.

I delight in a stroll towards the lake at sunrise, watching for the old man fish Sir Mullet, jumping high above the water.


To show off his physical prowess like a maritime body builder or as a way to energize himself for the day’s forage feast for food.

On the banks and weedy littoral zone, algae trails dance rhythmically with the tidal ebb and flow of the waters. Always moving, always dynamic.

Meanwhile, triggered by the sun’s first rays, the Willy Wagtail frolicks and flits back and forth up and around on the grassy lawn, in a courtship dance sure to impress a mate.

Me with my dogs alongside of me, skirt the lake’s perimeter, soaking in the natural forces of sun, earth and wind about me.

This place energizes me, urging me to rise with the light and optimistic for the day ahead. Something not felt in my previous chapter.

A meditative time for newly retired me.


What is a Mudra?

Kalesvara Mudra: For peace of mind, calming the mind and strengthening of memory – for treatment of tension, worry, anxiety and stress.

A quick and basic form of meditation is a simple way to ease the mind.

This can be practised at home, parked in your car or anytime when you can find a spare 15- 45 minutes. It can be used to relax and refresh the mind and spirit.

As an additional benefit, choose the meditation and accompanying hand posture in order to benefit a particular part or physiological process in the body.

Following the specific breathing technique for maximum benefit.

Daily Mudras is a free app with a timer to remind you when time is up. (Just in case you fall asleep).

Sit in a constant chair, on a floor mat or even lying in bed.

Choose your meditation music and desired time frame. (Select between 15 and 45 minutes).

Assume the suggested hand postures and press start.