Here are your fresh Love & Inspirations for the week ahead:
1) Quote I’m pondering:
“The greatest danger in yoga, that by routine, is becoming mechanical and regimented. I find that the beauty of a mind-body discipline, such as yoga or qigong, is that it’s an endless process of discovery and surprise. This is often overlooked by students, driven by gain and strength and flexibility. I think that yoga, rather than a path leading to mastery, is an invitation to evoke mystery and a powerful, subtle, and unnameable energy that roams inside. A dedicated practice is like a rite of passage that guides one to sense, feel, and remember that which inevitably resists identification. I can testify that the further I travel into the inner processes of the body and mind, the more I realize I don’t know.” – Tias Little, Yoga of the Subtle Body
2) 5 Sutras of the Aquarian Age
- The Five Sutras of the Aquarian Age – Yogi Bhajan
1. Recognize that the other person is you.
2. There is a way through every block.
3. When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.
4. Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.
5. Vibrate the Cosmos. The Cosmos shall clear the path.
This week I had the opportunity to attend some Kundalini Yoga classes and it got my curious. Unlike your typical Vinyasa Flow type Yoga practice, Kundalini is much more a breath and energy centered practice. I started to do a bit of research and came across Yogi Bhajan – Master of Kundalini Yoga and spiritual teacher to thousands – five principles which he called the Five Sutras, to help us navigate this time of transition that is being called the Age of Aquarius – the age of information, of growth and connection, of breaking down hierarchies.
3) My favourite Autumn Tea
- Throat Coat – Traditional Medicinals
- Throat Comfort – Yogi Tea
A few years ago, my heart broke into a million pieces and I lost my voice for a 1.5 years. As is often the case with life, my challenge has become my gift, and helping people to find their voice and connect to their song is becoming more and more a main passion and offering of mine. At that time I tried everything – ginger tea, salt water gargles, ninjaiom, medicated honey, steams, silent retreats….The thing I feel that works best for me, aside from working through the emotions and heartbreak, when I get that slight tingle in the throat are these Organic Licorice Root based teas. Yummm!
4) Yin Yoga Podcast Practice for the New Moon
New moon is coming up this weekend. Are you feeling a bit more inner? Lower energy perhaps? More clear perhaps?
New moons are a great time to reflect, set new intentions, plant new seeds and get clear about how you’d like the new cycle to unfold.
Join us in the Jungle for this live-recorded class to help you melt away layers of emotions and stiffness held in your body’s connective tissues.
Amazing and beautiful. Check out this powerful video. Deya Dova is musical medicine for awakening consciousness.
So much LOVE & Blessings to you,
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