ARTHRITIS

 

For the last couple of days, my students and I have been opting to practice on our backs the entire time.  It’s amazing how much work we can do on our backs.

My legs sometimes work harder on my back.  

Anyway, I had a student who suffers from arthritis.  In the middle of our mat yoga, she started wiggling her fingers.  Her arthritis subsided for the most part.  

We love yoga!  

But when I say yoga, of course that means: mediation, breath work, as well as the physical practice.

 

EYES OF LOVE

 

IT’S NOT what we have in our lives, it’s who we have that matters.

Some just fill your heart.

 

 

FLY

 

 

DIFFICULTIES AND DIAMONDS

 

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that Oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”  Peter Marshall

Difficulties make us grow to our potential.

Pressure creates diamonds. 

Let us remember this.

 

 

TRUST

 

Happy Monday! 
As a spiritual being, TRUST. 
Faith is an important part of that mechanism.
Let yourself make mistakes. Being able to know when it’s time to allow it and let it be.
Let this become a rhythm that you feel really comfortable with. 
When you feel that life is difficult — trust MORE. When you are uncomfortable — trust MORE.

 

GRANOLA BARS & KUNDALINI YOGA

 

A student handed me a bag of homemade granola bars. I thought she was just sharing them. But she came to class with the purpose of bringing them to me.
That evening I closed out the class with the subject of Detachment. 
She then admitted after class that Zumba allows her to just go with the flow. 
“Yoga is tougher”, she said. She would have to face her demons. She would have to face the energy of people.
That was why she hasn’t been to yoga. 
I understood. 
Our individual energies are so vibrant. Evident.

 

IN LIFE AND IN YOUR YOGA POSTURE

 

In life:  Be Strong.  Be Calm.  Be Present.  Be Grateful.

In your yoga posture:  Be Strong.  Be Calm.  Be Present.  Be Grateful.

 

WHAT EXACTLY ARE WE REACTING TO?

 

I recognize that how people act and respond toward me, especially if they don’t know me, has nothing to do with me at all.

So what exactly are we reacting to?  

When our peace is disturbed, we must ask ourselves this questions.  WHAT AM I REACTING TO?

Maybe understanding this will bring Back our peace.  

I drive a whole lot, and sometimes, I get bothered by impolite, or just plain rude drivers.  And my peace Is disturbed.  But why shall I let a person I don’t even know disturb my PEACE?  

We do this ALL THE TIME.  We give our Peace taken away.  We trash it.  Stash it.  Forget about it.  Let it go.  

In yoga philosophy, PEACE is our true nature.  Inner Silence.  Inner Bliss.  Inner Love.  

This is why we practice yoga.  This is why we love to play sports.  Or eat.  Or make love.  Pray.  Listen to music.  

Stop giving away Peace.  Stop letting it go.  Just Stop.

 

WITH JUST THESE WORDS

 

Be Kind.

Work Hard.

Stay Humble.

Smile Often.

Keep Honest.

Stay Loyal.

Travel when Possible

Never Stop Learning.

Be Thankful Always.

And Love.

I read this on a friend’s post today.  I can live my life with just these words.

 

HONORING THEM TODAY AND ALWAYS

 

In Remembrance of the Braves.  Honoring them today and Always.  

Let’s take a Moment (or some Moments) of Silence to do this.

Being Grateful for our Breath as we celebrate this Blessed day.

We Love you and Honor you.