March 4, 2013 § Leave a Comment
A couple of days ago I inadvertently added a new folder to my android wall called Starred. Curious to see what was in there, I opened it up to find the list of contacts that I have -yes- starred: the important people in my life that I wanted immediate access to.
It made me smile. I stared at the list for a while, and I realized how lucky I was to have these amazing people in my life. Then I felt this incredible gratitude for the Universe, and how it is always conspiring to make us happy… that unconsciously I had created this folder; or that the Universe created it for me. To allow me to take a moment in my day to see what I have.
February 26, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Breathing is something that can automatically happen for us, OR we can take control. So…
…breathe what you want in life! If you desire fullness, breathe fully. If you desire intention in your life, breathe with intention. If you desire letting go, exhale completely- don’t leave any stale air in your lungs before going back to receive something new. Want power? Put power in your breath.
This can be a life changer. Let me know how it works for you.
February 21, 2013 § 3 Comments
I have. In myself- how it shifts from day to day- and in others. When I sense resistance, it is a cue to me that I need to look more closely at what is really going on.
When one perceives a lack of control within himself, his response is to lock in. The muscles tighten, the breath shallows, and the mind closes. There are limited options if any. Paradoxically, this is the very moment when it would benefit to be open, examine the fear rather than identify and react, ask questions, and from it identify the desire, let go and be willing to change. His world, then, can be redefined into infinite possibilities.
This practice in catching moments of resistance and harnessing those opportunities to make qualitative change is the Yoga of Awareness leading to a rich, well-lived life.
January 26, 2013 § Leave a Comment
The effects of practicing kundalini yoga exercises and meditations are written in many KY books. This copy was shared on FB. Wanted to share it here. Hope knowing the effects help you to keep up!
January 26, 2013 § Leave a Comment
This amazing woman that I recently met forwarded a newsletter to me that started, ”Home is a place where all the pieces fit together…”
It made me reflect on the places and circumstances under which I feel at home. My bed, of course. And, in the arms, or presence, of someone I care about very very much. Also, when I’ve got my arms wrapped around my child.
As I look further, I realize that the big challenge is to feel at home when I am feeling “empty.” At that moment, I am seized with the need to find something outside of me to fill me up. I may confuse it with hunger or some other distraction. When in fact, it is a moment pregnant with possibility- an opportunity to go, instead, inside of me.
To be at home with emptiness? That would be something. THAT would be the unleashing of Divine Creativity…
October 17, 2012 § 1 Comment
This spinal series video was requested by a student. Thank you– Please keep them coming!
The spinal series is a quick and easy way to maintain flexibility in our spine, which supports our movement, our structure, and our spinal cord (which allows our bodies to move and our organs to function). A nice, flexible spine also helps prevent or reduce lower back pain and stress on the upper back.
In fact, yoga says that we are only as young as our spine is flexible!
While we would all love to get into a beautiful, full back bend, this is not necessary for increased quality of life. The spinal series is your floor.
Drishti (eye focus): third eye
Mantra (optional): if you would like something to keep you here in the present moment, try mentally chanting Sat on the inhale, Nam on the exhale. Sat means Truth, and Nam means Name. Truth is your name. Truth is your essence. Truth is who you are. It is a bij, or seed, mantra that you can use as a living meditation (while you walk, cook, etc).
Time: 1-3 minutes per exercise. In this video, we practice for approximately 2 minutes each.
September 25, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Here it is! Thanks to my students for their patience. Enjoy it alone, with your children, and with your friends. You know you wanna!
p.s.- if you want further explanation on this mantra and practice, please click this over to my YouTube channel, where I have written instruction & meaning of mantra under the video. I purposely did not include a pre-demo tutorial on the video itself so that you may easily replay without having to move through the beginning.