This is a great self-inquiry question to reflect on.
I could go on and on, but those are the first ones that popped up.
It's an interesting question.
How are you moving? How would you like to move? What's the expression on your face? How's your posture?
If we are not aware and mindful of how we are living now and into the years ahead, we will miss so many chances to realize that we actually have choices.
I'd rather be Present in my life and realize I have choices than to let my conditioned mind guide my choices. What about you?
I would love to hear how you would like to...
It's when you take an object and set it in front of you about 1-2 feet and around eye level and gaze at it.
You want to try not to blink and if your eyes start to tear, use a tissue to pat the tears. Don't rub your eyes as those tears are said to be removing impurities so better to pat them away.
A candle flame is traditionally used with this form of meditation, and it's my favorite object to use. But you can also use an image or picture or a crystal or mandala too.
If your eyes get tired, close them for a short bit and then start again.
Try it for a few minutes. Then close your eyes, focus softly on the space between your eyes, the third chakra, and look for the internal flame.
You may see the inner light of the flame bounce around in your internal gaze. Just focus right in on it again and bring it back to center.
Once the internal flame starts to fade away, sit in quiet meditation for another couple minutes.
I've decided to try an audio blog today.
I had a lot I wanted to say and was easier for me to just talk it out and record it.
Hope you enjoy and maybe receive a little insight.
I know we all have different issues going on, but generally speaking, if we don't take care of ourselves, it will catch up with us at some point.
Some of us have issues that show up from out of no where. But I truly feel there is still ways to bring awareness and wellness to the situation in some way, shape or form.
Ps. Please share and/or leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.
Building muscle strength:
I think those are some pretty damn good reasons why you want to preserve the muscle you have as well as inspire you to even build more muscle.
I have always done some form of working out my whole life. I did some working out with weights when in high school. But my first real love of the gym and weights came when I was in college.
Having played sports my whole life, I just figured I would play them in college too....
Everyone will respond a bit different under different circumstances and that includes the challenge we are all facing now.
A reason we all may react different may be related to the amounts of each element we have within us.
More air and ether means we have more Vata Dosha.
More fire and water means more Pitta Dosha.
More water and earth means we are more Kapha Dosha.
And the combinations of these 5 elements, which every living thing has in order to be alive, varies within us and thus the qualities of these elements will show what our unique tendencies may be during these types of challenges.
Vata dosha is a combination of air and ether. So a situation where we are quarantined may lead vatas to be a bit more scattered and anxious. Air and ether have the quality of 'motion' to them. So vatas like to go on adventures. They are creative and have lots of ideas. That is one way to see the air quality of 'movement'. Air moves things.
So vatas need to really...
Some Of My Favorite Things
I love so many things but I do have some that are on top of the list. You all know I already love yoga and Ayurveda so no need for me to jot them down here. ;)
Here are a few things I LOVE:
1. Journals and Pens!!!
Yea I'm a sucker for all that is journals, pens and stickers (you're never too wise for some motivating stickers!!!). I love the daily planner I use from Ink and Volt and this pen is one of my favorites...have it in every color.
They also have some awesome notebooks and desk pads for organizing daily tasks and To Do's.
I can't visit their site too often or my checking account funds will disappear!
Evernote is my favorite digital organizing tool. I've been using it since 2009!!!
You can organize your whole life within Evernote. I use it for my business and for home life. You make notebooks which you can stack within each other to keep all organized and clean looking. And within Notebooks you create notes. I have Notebook for all...
We hear from many different sources 'out there' that it's all about the journey, not the destination.
In this video I am demonstrating a couple big milestones that happened for me today.
Since I fractured my kneecap in July, this is the first time I've been able to do two particular poses fully - Bow Pose and Wheel Pose (Danurasana and Urdhva Danurasana).
The real key thing to know though is this --> that for me it's not about actually being able to get into the full pose. Those things are more of an assessment for me. And it's not actually about looking amazing in each pose either. If that was key for me, I wouldn't be posting these poses out there on the internet.
For me it's about what I feel and sense within me when I'm in a pose....that's where the true learning and transformation occurs for me.
This video has a lot more to say than just the poses it's showing.
In mid July I fell and fractured my knee cap. Yea, what a great thing for a yoga teacher to do, eh?!
Luckily it was a non-displaced fracture which means my bone stayed together so I didn't need surgery......yay!
I've had a daily practice of some sort for over the past year and a half now. A steady practice meaning every, single day.
My practice includes some or all of the following:
Forming this practice stemmed from the many years I dealt with and suffered from anxiety. Then once I become a yoga teacher my practice evolved a bit. Then again it evolved and changed and become significantly more consistent after I took a yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Training. Now, like I said above, I practice every single day. Some days a shorter practice. Some days a longer practice. But I do something.
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