modern yoga wisdom
This is my all-time favourite quote: “You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope” ~ Thomas Merton.
I think yoga practice helps us organize ourselves and perhaps teaches us about adaptability. One of my teachers once remarked that water is stronger than steel. Our minds usually want to be in charge, especially when we are faced with unknowns. It is easier said than done to embrace these moments with courage, faith and hope. How do we do that? Sometimes just taking a few moments to relax the wandering mind will calm you down enough to see possibility. Try it by following some of my guided practices. In fact, before you begin, write down one situation where you are stuck – either mentally, physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Then take at least 20 minutes to do a relaxation practice. After you are finished, check in to see whether the situation is as acute or slightly diffused.
love this! so true – try being kinder to yourself on your yoga mat by trying a pose with more support and extend your practice to others; observe the results
My favorite line : “Yoga is a Prescription for Human Wellness”.So whether you call it Yoga or Yoga Therapy or Yoga as Therapy, this classic wisdom is what it boils down to
Today, be a “know-it-all”
support your yoga practice with other nourishing choices
Are you an optimist, a pessimist or a realist today?
My Teacher always speaks to me about surrender. In Yoga terminology, this is called:
ISHVARAPRANIDHANA (Celebration of spiritual) Surrender to a higher power, and knowing that this omnipresent force lies within each of us.
Sometimes we just have to choose trust over fear!
Happiness is calling your name! yes you!
We all have moments of extreme happiness. The feeling you get when you land the new job you always wanted, or when she says “yes” to the engagement. Yet, happiness is just one thought away.
Listen to your own thoughts
We react to our own thoughts. By listening to ourselves we can gently shift our thoughts and with intention select things that do make us happy. Start off your day with some happy thoughts!
a relaxed mind is a focused one…
pranayama for peace:
breathing in I connect with my peaceful center
breathing out I connect with my peaceful center
I really like this reminder; we are all “spiritual” beings