I try always to surround myself with people who think GREAT thoughts, who live with TRUTH, and who embody LOVING KINDNESS. What better way to keep your posse of positive people strong than to think, live, and be that way yourself?
It also helps to have a collection of books and yoga videos around you!
One of my favorites is Henry David Thoreau who was a great American transcendentalist author among other things. I’m a huge fan of his work because it speaks so clearly about the power of living with clear intention and right action.
At the end of my local Vinyasa class last week, after everyone had rested in Savasana, we were sitting in resonant stillness and I shared this quote by Thoreau:
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
I find that this quote not only encourages us to show up and take consideration for our actions and for our thoughts in life, but it recognizes that we have a deep seated desire to live with empowered presence and intention.
In Vinyasa Yoga especially, we enter a “breath/body zone” and our dominating thoughts subside for a while. We arrange our bodies into poses, coordinating one after another and we focus on physical alignment, balance, and transition. In one hour, we’ve not moved an inch off of our yoga mat but we have placed so many steps that create resonating effects in our body, mind, and state of being. It is a deep path along your journey that serves to greatly improve your physical health, your thought patterns, and your spiritual connection.
I’m excited to share a very special
with you on Thursday October 15th, 2015.
In this 60min class I will demonstrate the entire class for you while teaching directly on camera how to:
- Initiate the “breath/body zone” with simple instruction and technique.
- Practice my special Sun/Moon Salutation.
- Enjoy a challenge pose to enhance focus and have fun.
- Practice 3 rounds of Vinyasa sequencing that will bring to life a deep physical and deep mental path to support your positive progress.
- Relax deeply into final stretches and Savasana.
- Sit with me in resonant meditation.
The class is priced at $8 per person… but please sign up by midnight on Wednesday October 14th to get a GREAT discount: Only $5 for an hour long Vinyasa class with me that you can keep on video to practice anytime! » Click Here to Sign Up »
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Did you know that Thoreau was highly influenced by yoga practices and texts? He also followed a simple yogic, mostly vegetarian, diet.
Free in this world as the birds in the air, disengaged from every kind of chains, those who practice yoga gather in Brahma the certain fruits of their works. Depend upon it that, rude and careless as I am, I would fain practice the yoga faithfully. The yogi, absorbed in contemplation, contributes in his degree to creation; he breathes a divine perfume, he hears wonderful things. Divine forms traverse him without tearing him, and united to the nature which is proper to him, he goes, he acts as animating original matter. To some extent, and at rare intervals, even I am a yogi.
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i like your vedios and follow it .
I can truely say, that I am very happy about signing up with you. I love your videos and though we are miles and miles apart I do have a feeling that I am connected with you, my yoga instructor. The relationship between teacher and Student is a special one. I know that from my own experience with all my ballett teachers. I have loved them all and everyone has brought something new into my life. I have learned much more than the Basic movements and still do.
So thank you for being there – yeah one day I will take a class in Person – isn’t that a nice Goal? I think teaching is one of your gifts! So, wherever we are let’s practise and grow and cherish the teaching “between the lines”, that’s the true miracle. Namaste