This seed is from Leza Lowitz.
Leza Lowitz is an accidental global citizen–bicultural mother, modern yogini, and multi-genre, award-winning author of twenty books. This post is adapted from her memoir about her journey of adapting and adopting in Japan, a quest for motherhood that stretched across two continents, two decades and two thousand yoga poses: Here Comes the Sun: A Journey to Adoption in 8 Chakras.
Her Young Adult novel in verse about Japan’s March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Up from the Sea, was just published by Crown Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House. Her book Yoga Poems: Lines to Unfold By is an amazon best-seller, over a decade after publication.
Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Wanderlust.com, Elephant Journal, The Manifest-Station, Shambhala Sun, Best Buddhist Writing, the Huffington Post, and the Japan Times. Lowitz lives in Tokyo where she runs the Sun and Moon yoga studio, tends her century-old garden and cares for her young son, husband, and two half-wild wolf dogs. Please visit her at www.lezalowitz.com and www.sunandmoon.jp.
I never thought I’d open my own yoga studio, let alone one in a foreign country. Years ago, while I was meditating at a yoga retreat in Haiku, Hawaii, a voice had said, “You must move to Japan and open a yoga studio in Tokyo.” Was it my inner voice? The voice of island’s Goddess Pele? It didn’t matter. I didn’t listen. Continue reading “No going back – On Listening and Not Listening to your Inner Voice”