My idea for this blog came about not just from my classes, but from my love of the quality of light this time of year. The tilt of the earth creates the angle of the sun which slowly, day by day is bringing us into winter, allowing our part of the earth to sleep-as it must. I also was inspired by a conversation with a colleague who created the lovely painting you see accompanying this post. While in China, she took a painting class. The angle of the brush is paramount to the creation of the specific lines, curves and shapes. This artwork is hanging in her classroom. How wonderful it is for her students to see it.My 30th year of teaching has begun coinciding with my first year of teaching yoga.