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for this post 🌞
I’ve been going through some big changes lately that I’m not quite ready to share in this space. I am so grateful for them, because even though they bring some difficulties and hurdles that I have not encountered, they also bring many opening doors that I am excited to step through. There has also been plenty of confusion and doubt because some of the opportunities have been disguised the challenges, some of the challenges have been disguised as opportunities, and some things are meddled in the area in between.
It’s been busy, but I always try my best to stay grounded in myself, even when the waters of life or stirred up, actually especially then. I’ve learned that in order to keep from going over the boat and into those waters we must rely fully on ourselves.
We can open our hearts and reflect others, bouncing ideas off of their own experiences and beliefs, but ultimately the actions and the effects of our actions are entirely on us. When we’ve developed a relationship with our own soul we know when to accept an outcome that is placed before us and when to reject it and have patience because we know something better will come along.
If you’re wondering how to start this relationship with your soul, one of the best things I can tell you is to slow down, get still, and just start paying attention.
Ask yourself questions, write, reflect, move, even talk to yourself to find clarity.
What makes you feel good? What do you enjoy? What is the crazy dream that you’ve been holding onto for years? How can it come true? Can you take a small step today? What would it hurt to try?
Just start thinking, dreaming, breathing, trusting, being. It will all come to you.
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Tonight I'm celebrating. I wish I could explain fully the events of today without it sounding like something from a film. I've had a constant but faint trace of a pain in my left leg ever since my operation 3 years ago. It was just 'there'...niggling and preventing me from going further. It needed constant explanation through teacher training, part of a story that never went away.
Today, it was taken away in 5 mins by a wonderful professional who specialises in this area. I'll probably need to write a blog to explain it.....but it's gone!
This champagne was presented to me when I had to leave a job because of this whole back pain scenario....sat in my fridge for 3 years with little reason to celebrate. Tonight I'm drinking it, saying a final farewell to the past. Fresh starts and a chance to be born again 💜 Pain free. Yoga had once again quite literally saved my life x
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If there is anything buying a flat has taught me it is this: you are not in control and things don’t always go to plan so you might as well relax and enjoy your life ❤️. #movingday
È iniziata ufficialmente la stagione in cui ci si ferma all’ombra dei palazzi, e mentre ci rinfreschiamo e ci rilassiamo ammiriamo quello che abbiamo davanti. A volte, come in questo caso, la vista non è affatto male 😏
Attempting to become a better person will likely not lead to the lasting happiness we seek. If we are stricken by depression, anxiety, guilt, etc, we cannot fix our way into happiness by tampering with the content of our experience. We may be able to problem solve on a small scale, but usually we find that after two minutes of deep breathing or reminding ourselves that there’s nothing to worry about, that our anxiety has only been mildly dampened, and it will likely rear its ugly head at all the same triggers (and with the same intensity) in the future.
The only true way to lasting peace and happiness is the ultimate understanding of who we are, which is the borderless and limitless field of awareness that our experience appears within. The same way that the space of a room accepts all objects within it without preference or trying to get rid of anything, so the field of awareness accepts all objects of experience (thoughts, sensations, perceptions) equally. It is not that I am anxious, it is that a thought and sensation of anxiety appear within me. And as long as I’m busting myself trying to get rid of my anxiety, I have not fully understood that the reality of who I am is already okay with my experience as it’s happening (otherwise it wouldn’t be happening this way!). To understand the reality of the self in every situation in life is the key to long term peace and happiness, and will naturally result in a lessening of anxiety, depression, guilt, etc. No amount of bargaining or self help or working on bettering our mind will achieve the happiness we seek. Only tested understanding of who we are (not a body or a mind but the unlimited field of awareness that our body and mind appear within) will give us the happiness we seek.
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Dni bežia ako splašené kone a hlavne vtedy keď vám je dobre 😊 a pomaly sa náš spoločný pobyt na Kréte približuje k záveru. Dnes bol náš posledný deň a ešte nás čaká rozlúčkový večer. Ako povedala naša Evka, pobyt bude taký aký si ho urobíme. A mala pravdu, bol to krásny týždeň, plný smiechu, slnka, mora a jógy. Hoci poviem vám, cvičiť jogu po celom dni na slnku, je dosť náročné. Čarovné boli rána, ešte nerozpálená zem, príjemná teplota, vzdialený šum mora a ticho ... Iba dych ...plynúci našim telom.
Dievčatá, boli ste úžasné, ďakujem vám za prvú spoločnú dovolenku a za skvelú jógu 😘❤️🙏 a aby som nezabudla aj na našich dvoch chlapov, ktorí nás z diaľky pozorovali 😉 a podporovali. Prajem šťastný let domov na Slovensko, Namasté.
Ja tu ešte chvíľku zostanem, načerpať novú energiu a tiež zregenerovať svoje boľavé svaly po včerajších 108 pozdravoch slnku 😁💪 áno urobila som ich, ale dnes mám svalovicu, akú som nemala minimálne 2 roky 🙈 mám aj video, len ho musím zostrihať.
Takže ja sa vám ešte zopár dní budem prihovárať z Kréty 🏖️
Krásny večer a posielam trochu tepla na Slovensko, vraj sa tam ochladilo ...😘
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Some of my Yoga Squad!🧘🏼♀️🤸🏻♀️💗 If you don’t have community...create it.💗 I love our shared prayers, laughs, tears, encouragement, and of course the yoga! These gals keep me inspired!💗💜
Being a good teacher isn’t about doing the perfect, most difficult pose. It’s about having good energy and being passionate and sharing what you know with others. It’s about knowledge and authenticity and being of service, it’s about passion and empowering others.
Remembering a better time. Will take a break from handstands for awhile to focus on other trainings. How do you priorize what you want to work on long term?
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Happy International Yoga Day! 🧘 .
“Yoga connects the world… Yoga is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself and the world” - Narendra Modi
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