Yamas and Niyamas – Deborah Adele

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Currently reading The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele
This book is so much more than the title entails. It’s richness of truth and insight into spiritual guidance puts a lense of clarity over the foggy existential questions life can’t seem to ever answer.
It’s only been two weeks since I started my journey to becoming a yoga teacher and I’ve learned about the universe within and outside of myself in the most intimate form; All from knowledge outside of what most westerners view as yoga. It’s not about being able to do handstands and backbends. It’s about understanding the path to peace of mind, functioning from a place of high consciousness, and becoming in tune with your energy and the energy around you.
My wonderful teacher tells us that yoga without focus on breath and meditation is just gymnastics.
I’m very pleased at the power behind the most basic asanas (postures). I’m most grateful for this opportunity and super eager delve deeper into such a majestic place.

Pigeon Poo

march 17 2016

I tend to practice poses I enjoy and avoid the not so pleasant poses (like peas on my preschool lunch tray).

Today I made an effort to practice pigeon pose (probably my least favorite).

My ultimate goal is to not even have a least favorite (I use favorite on a scale on what is most comfortable).
I start my yoga teacher training RYT200 tomorrow. I am nervous and relieved at the same time. Nervous to start a six month commitment that I know will push my growth and relieved that I get to throw away any chance of regretting not being a yoga teacher.

june 25 2016

My body still isn’t the biggest fan of this pose, but it’s getting more comfortable and I can reach back a grab my toes! (Seriously never thought that would happen but I Jair kept trying, taking it slow). When this pose becomes more comfortable and smooth for me, I’ll post another photo of my progress. 

Leeny Weenyย 

The weekend of Feb 14th I had the privilege of reuniting with a beautiful  soul.  Word to the not-so-wise…Don’t wait three years to see a friend as amazing as this one.

6 hour drive = so worth it

    love you Carleen!
oh oh oh and through this gem of a human I was reconnected with Don Hertzfeldt (the animator of the movie I posted the trailer for a while back “It’s Such a Beautiful Day). Thanks for showing me The World of Tomorrow! (i’ve watched it at least five times since then)

 

trailer below!

 

 

 

 

promise

I will get back to blogging sooner than later. I miss the free open space of expression here. ย Just wanted to says thanks to my Mom for putting up with me. That is all for now.