Compassionate Sharing Circles and other so-called “spiritual awakening” Rituals are often associated with Yoga in the West. Let’s throw some light on why they are not a part of Yoga, from an eastern perspective. #1 Yoga is Meditation. Meditation is observing one’s thoughts without judging them. By Sharing we tend to let those thoughts and feelings manifest in us as Emotions – Emotions live in the past- which defeats the purpose of Meditation: Being in the Present. #2 While recognizing […]
Karma is a word we use a lot without really knowing its meaning and where it comes from. Does it mean Fate? Good or Bad Luck? Find out some interesting Facts about Karma you probably didn’t know before The Sanskrit meaning of the word Karma is ‘action’ or ‘deed’ and refers to the law of actions – Cause and Effect. Every Effect has its Cause with the Effect being already present in the Cause! Say whaaat? Think of an apple […]
“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” (Osho)
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” William Yeats That unexplainable, tingling, exhilarating feeling of awe, has been found to have a positive impact on our health, reducing stress and also making us more caring and compassionate people. So why aren’t we out there seeking these awe inspiring moments every day? Set an intention to seek out, notice and celebrate the awe inspiring moments in your life that you often overlook. We […]
Our body needs time to rest, heal and rejuvenate. You cannot always be running in “go mode”. So give yourself time today to just stop, having nothing to do and just be. Spend some time in nature and recharge. There is a beautiful walking meditation you can do to rejuvenate and re-charge your body, called So-Hum walking meditation. Find green grass, forest, beach or any natural space, and bring your awareness to your feet and your Muladhara Chakra (root). As […]
Take the time today so it and appreciate your body, grab hold of your feet and massage them, appreciate all the hard work they do for you every day without thanks. Pay attention to every toe, every line and crease, massage your feet until you feel the energy flow, the prana, life force in your feet start to vibrate and smile with thanks for your love and attention.
The truth is new, is scary, because it challenges our old thought patterns. Finding your own personal truth which resonates with you is so important, especially for those on the yoga path, because it teaches us to look within. If you are searching for your truth, do not be scared to make the first step. Take the jump, the leap with open eyes, knowing that every step we take along the path leads us in the right direction- to ourselves.
“So often we tend to stay in jobs we don’t like, relationships that don’t work and environments that don’t suit us. Instead of continually finding our next ‘adventure’ or challenge, we stay in our comfort zone. So next time you find yourself in a situation that has become habitual, easy or mundane. Seek the challenge, the adventure and notice the change in your being.”