Breathing practice can cut the momentum of negative thoughts leading to illness. Try breathing 10 x before drinking your morning coffee.
yoga instructor vs teacher: 1 tells you what to do, the other teaches how to do it & transmits how to live it
Taught meditation today from 11:30- 8 pm in NYC -- it was a good day. Feeling grateful to the good yogis of NYC and visiting yogis, too.
When your yoga serves you, rather than you serving your yoga, then you have a true practice. Contemplate....and then let's discuss!
Want to be happier? Notice when you DO feel happy. Notice the next time you feel happy. Start to recognize happiness. It all adds up!
Exertion is my favorite paramita these days because it is built on delight. Can you find delight within hardwork, no matter what it is?
Trusting your own gut instinct is the path to confidence. How empowering that the answer to your questions are already inside you.
Breath in,out. Mind strays. Notice.Then hold mind's hand like a child & walk back to breath.How delightful.This is shamatha. You can do it.
I still believe the Basic Goodness is in all of us,no exception. To lose that belief, all is lost, no matter how hidden I know it is there
If you want space, notice natural gaps. If you want love, notice when it comes to you. If you want joy, notice how it pops up on its own.
Happiness is part of life's flow, not a solid state, but like wind energy. Try to recognize its arising; not always the shape you'd expect.
Mountains don't try to be different. Trees don't wish they were taller thinner,younger. Sky accepts change. Aren't we nature, too?
Just registered for @danijshapiro Dani Shapiro's Fiction & Memoir workshop in Ptown in August! Very exciting! Now,I just need housing....
The new yoga + music + nature = True Nature event I am working on has launched it's English website today! truenature.jp/en
"I've spent the last 75 years of my life exploring what happens to my sternum when I press my big toe down" Deepest bow to Mr. Iyengar.
My guru says don't show your practice by wearing buddha earrings and mala beads, show your practice by how you are in the world.
Just taught May I Be Happy & May I Be Healthy to 70 people -- way to go, @WillowStreetYog
Contentment. Santosha. How does this relate to happiness? Patanali says Santosha brings unsurpassed joy. Good approach for the holidays.
Sivananda says: BE GOOD, DO GOOD. That's actually very available to us because BASIC GOODNESS is our nature. So, ok, I'm on it, Swami!
Strength, stability, clarity = benefits of mindfulness meditation. Getting these 3 in balance helps us turn our hearts out to others.