It continues to baffle me that we are born into this world and immediately told to shove our minds, our left brains full of information. Information that then we can take and use for good or bad, but who knows which we'll choose! With our perceived idea of life and with plenty of clouded opinions. Why? I ask why are we not essentially taught how to live with our minds? Our bodies? How to tame the left brain when it needs more connection to the heart? Why are we not taught how to live with our bodies? With our hearts? Why are we not prioritizing understanding yourself prior to understanding a thousand other concepts and ideas and equations? Why are we not encouraging, promoting and facilitating self-discovery? Self-knowledge? From my experience, it is only through the exploration of self that one gains access to their intuition, their deeper purpose, to the pursuit of wisdom. Just imagine what our species would be capable of if we first focussed on the heart. On the whole being. A holistic approach to life. Not an information based education system. Don't get me wrong, I think education is key! Its huge! And through many forms of education, often times people do get to know themselves to some extent. But why not speed up the process? Support and facilitate greater understanding as well as providing ample forms of education?
#heartmath #rightbrainconnection #wisdom #selfknowledge #startwithyou#supportkidsyoga
It seems to me that our eager Western culture continues to desperately attempt to understand meditation. To do it. To feel it. What is it? How do I find it? Teach me how to meditate! please! But the thing is, here is this beautiful practice brought to us by the ever wise East. My teacher in India would say, "Well dear, I can't tell you how to meditate. I can tell you that I sit and attempt daily. I could tell you of an experience, or perhaps you have already heard a thousand ideas of what meditating has been like for others." But the thing is, hearing those ideas can often hinder our ability to find a beneficial meditation practice. it is easy for us to get hung up on what we are supposed to feel or experience. Meditation is all about the exact opposite. There are no boundaries or guidelines, there are no requirements and rights or wrongs. The whole idea is to bring yourself into the present. To veer your thoughts away from the worrying and the stress and the to-do lists. To come back to the present. To either listen to each sense individually as you draw yourself inward. Or to focus on the breath and JUST BE. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali writes something similar to this, "and if none of these strategies work, simply focus on ANYTHING that uplifts your spirit." THAT passage right there has truly defined meditation in MY life. It is 100% a personalized practice. How will you ever know?... Practice! Enjoy! Namaste!
NOTE: There are numerous incredible resources out there for helping someone new understand and practice meditation daily. I highly recommend exploring all avenues. Guided meditation is a great place to start or a yoga nidra practice as well. But simply know, it can be this easy! Gsive yourself the space to just be and focus on anything that uplifts your spirit. HUGE positive impact!
#meditation #community #reflection #yoganidra
Admit when you are wrong. Own up to your quirks and tendencies... and have several belly laughs over them!!! Owning who you are can be insanely intimidating to many. It's an extremely intimate place to be with yourself. Aspire to grow so confident that you understand that humans FAIL.,, All. The. Time... and that is OK. In fact, its necessary. So keep failing. Keep making mistakes. But please, keep learning!
I spent over five years "perfecting life", or so I thought... I grew up as fast as possible. I thought this was the answer. I dove headfirst into severely austere eating habits; raw, vegan, organic, wild. All early experimentation (drug/alcohol use) diminished completely. I found myself in a relationship that reflected this perfectionism and imitated the maturity I was unconsciously seeking. It was all about being responsible, capable and “doing the right thing", for myself, for my loved ones and with a drive to make a big difference in the world. My childhood hugely lacked structure. Clearly I was seeking to fill those holes. Little did I know, this attempt for perfectionism would inevitable crumble. I started to wake up in 2011. By 2012, I could not continue living this life that, I was so sure was exactly what I was supposed to be doing. I couldn’t bare another day of it. I found myself miserable by every small detail of my daily life. On a whim, I followed my intuition and applied to go back to school…. From that moment forward, the universe, God, my true Self started to surface. In less than a years time, I was a certified yoga teacher, teaching this profound practice on this magical little island, my home. I never planned this life. I never imagined it was to be my destiny at this point in time. This experience, this transformation for me, will always represent this idea, to let go of what you thought, and let the world unfold around you, exactly as it should be.
#transformation #selfdiscovery #theplanmightnotbeyourplan #letgo #perfectionism#release #gowiththeflow
by a cumulation of the Iyengar, Ashtanga and Viniyoga methodologies. Dedicated to teaching intelligent yoga through proper alignment and awareness. Aspiring rock climber, snowboarder for life, practices aromatherapy and rebounding.