Day Four SFY Mindful May Challenge – Rain

day4-raindrops-igThe skies blessed us with rain here in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I spent time noticing the clean sparkle on the leaves and flowers as I walked my property.  Connecting to my inner photographer is one of my goals for this mindfulness challenge and I delighted in getting up close to focus on these raindrop jewels on this purple smoke bush…each one reflecting its own world on its crystal dome.  I breathed in deep the gift of the clean, fresh rain and felt the earth swallow gratitude for each thirst-quenching drop.  Namaste…  Yogamama Meels

Day Three SFY Mindful May Challenge – Water (Simple tip: Save your kitchen rinse water)

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Hydrating is a goal for me during this 21 day mindfulness challenge since this is also my opportunity for spring cleaning and detoxing from the inside out.  But, I’m also uber-aware of conserving water now that we live in drought-stricken California.  I wanted to plant a small organic garden at our new house but, I struggled with needing to use precious water.  So we chose to only use homemade “gray water.”  I placed an expandable strainer, sized for my sink, over a large bowl and this rinse water has provided more than enough daily hydration for my garden!  Set this up in your own home and notice how much garden water you can collect just from rinsing veggies and fruits, rice, beans, lentils, etc!

Hydrate your body (my goal is 60 oz.+ each day), and conserve water in little and big ways!  How are you conserving water??  Leave a comment and share your ideas!!

Yogamama Meels