Yoga~Yoga… that’s all it really is.
Had a enlightening weekend in workshops with Andrey Lappa and his assistant, Mara Healy. If you are truly a yoga practitioner and you have an opportunity to experience Andrey, by all means go for it! His teachings are around Tantric method of yoga… the full mind and body practice with the goal of reaching enlightenment.
His new book will be released shortly! Practicing yoga poses to bring balance and closer to enlightenment… Very hard to find good teachers that expose you to the spiritual goals of yoga!
Great teachings… I could listen to him for hours and hours!
One very interesting thing that came to me while he was speaking on chakras was the fact that so many people exist in the first three chakras: the root chakra~material drive, the sacral chakra~sensual drive, and the solar plexus~power drive. Many never ascend to the fourth heart chakra~love and compassion drive, fifth~spiritual drive, sixth~intellect… or seventh formless supreme light. This explains some of the difficulties I experience in my close relationships. I could clearly see where they are stuck in those first three chakras!
I love studying the chakras!
In love and light! Namaste!
❤ )O( ❤
It’s where I breathe when I fear I am not alive anymore.
It’s where I look inward at the soul that is me.
When I am drained of every last bit of essence, it grounds me, nourishes me, and sends energy into the vital centers of my being. Who would think something so simple would be so powerful?
What a whirlwind of a year it has been! So much of my life fell apart, yet so much of it came together! It was a very painful “letting go” of the broken stuff that was not serving me anymore. It still aches… but I’m healing, and that’s what’s most important. The mat did “catch me” on hundreds of occasions, and I am so grateful. I asked for guidance day in and day out, because I really had no idea of what I was to do most of the time. I am, by far, no expert at this thing called life. I take each day as it comes, and try to do the best and feel comfortable in my heart. But pain is not a comfortable thing.
I am simply striving to accept some truths, and go with the flow that the Universe has presented to me as “my life”. Learning to trust that there is a magnificent energy moving in and around me to create something wonderful that I have been manifesting for quite some time… and transformation is inevitable.
So, I will return to my mat… and let the magic continue.
In love and light!
❤ )O( ❤
So much good stuff coming lately… and it’s so welcomed!
“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be” ~Marianne Williamson
Change your thoughts and change your life. Amazing how it works once you find the right thoughts. Sometimes I wonder if it is just part of the process of transformation. You can try and try to change your thoughts, but find it impossible. Then one day all of a sudden you are thinking totally different with no effort at all. Where does this come from?
I still believe continuous body work is crucial for the mental to full spirit transformation. Since we carry so much crap in our bodies we must find ways to work that stuff out in order to clear the mind (which is located in every cell of our bodies) and spirit. This opens the channels for transformation. Reiki helps to balance and heal the chakra system, while deep tissue massage works to release the toxins that poison the cells of our bodies. Great way to clear out from the inside which directly affects all the outside stuff that imposes on us. This change feels so good!
In the quiet moments begin a meditation practice.
“If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” ~Dalai Lama
Three easy steps:
1. Begin by sitting with your feet on the floor (use other variations later).
2. Close your eyes and begin concentrating on your natural breath – in and out.
3. Every time you start thinking about something, acknowledge it, then bring your attention back to your natural breath – in and out.
Do this for as long as you like. It gets easier and easier. It changes everything!
In love & light~