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
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!
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
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.
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.
Mountains don't try to be different. Trees don't wish they were taller thinner,younger. Sky accepts change. Aren't we nature, too?
The new yoga + music + nature = True Nature event I am working on has launched it's English website today! truenature.jp/en
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.
Contentment. Santosha. How does this relate to happiness? Patanali says Santosha brings unsurpassed joy. Good approach for the holidays.
Did you read this in NYT? Learn the real story behind sweet summer corn. I just bought "Eating on the Wild Side." nytimes.com/2013/05/26/opi…
Strength, stability, clarity = benefits of mindfulness meditation. Getting these 3 in balance helps us turn our hearts out to others.
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!
Gentleness is water, it reaches it's goal eventually. Aggression is fire, quick & then gone. Since we are so watery, gentleness is natural.
Check out my new yoga festival truenature.jp/en - tickets are on sale and going fast. I'm so excited!
Strength, stability, clarity = the results of mindfulness meditation. Simple as that. Not mysterious. Real earthy goodness.
Haiku a friend wrote today: "My father's anger, Exploding over the years, Never helped him once" SO, what negativity can you let go of NOW?
Can you meet what is happening, without leading or following?
I don't struggle with anything in yoga. That doesn't mean I can do every pose - it just means I don't struggle anymore.
To double your positivity & reduce negativity, use the same device: attention. Look at negativity to dissolve, look at goodness to grow it.