Monthly Archives: April 2011
I haven’t got it perfect by a long shot, and still need reminding that decisions have to sit comfortably in my heart space or they probably aren’t aligning with my path & won’t make me happy. That immediate gratification may not be worth the longer term stress . It is sometimes harder work to take the right path, but obstacles can be a challenge or encourage flexibility. Continue reading
Time is our most precious gift yet the one we tend to take for granted. It was my birthday this week and a few good friends gifted me their time. The day started with me laughing out loud as I continually discovered small notes in every nook and cupboard wishing me well…small deeds done with love and good will which really touched me. Later the day I was reminded that many hands make light work when friends visited to help with some DIY….even more so when I got to do the light work and they did the heavy stuff!! Not only did the wall they took down let in more light to my garden, but they brought a lightness to my day and a brightness to my smile!
Every day I am grateful to have the opportunity to live, learn & practice my yoga both on and off the mat. These days I am loving having more time to do it and less stress about how quickly it happens and I’m enjoying the greater awareness that yoga brings to my life. Both internal and externally appreciating the world through clearer vision.
As Patanjali’s yoga sutra 1.3 tada drashtuh svarupe avasthanam explains so much better in discussing how when the clouds are removed it can be seen that the sun was always there, merely hidden by the clouds of our minds!! Continue reading
We have all had situations where we knew deep inside ourselves that a decision is wrong, but we choose to go ahead anyway. We may be logical, thinking with our heads and not listening to our hearts. Our yoga practice allows us to observe the breath and integrate body and mind to explore how we should be living. It helps in decision making, confrontation, fear, anger and observing our habits. Simple breath awareness is a wonderful practice for learning how to bring our lives into balance, to give as much to ourselves as we give to the world around us. Conscious breathing encourages conscious action in returning inward to the self. Learning to love the breath, and to explore the intricacies of the mind are wonderful parts of the practice of yoga. Continue reading