Happy full moon beautiful,
How are you? What is present for you right now?
There is always deeper and further to go in this work we are doing to love and know ourselves more.
Sometimes life can feel fully flowing, and sometimes life can feel like a relentless fury of pounding waves in the infinite ocean of our lives..
In other words, life can feel really hard, confusing, overwhelming, stressful, unfair even, sometimes or even a lot of the time.
We all have our unique shoes we walk in, our uniques patterns of behaviours, emotions, and dynamics we play out…
The first thing we do to transform our experience in any given moment is to come into awareness of this moment:
At the beginning and end of our Yoga classes at Pure Flow we invite you, our students, to scan the bodymind, to come into a conscious awareness of our present moment experience.
Let’s take a moment now and try:
- How am I feeling in the body right now? Is there tightness? Is there pain? Is there openness?
- How am I feeling in the mind? Is it busy? Full? Fast? Slow? Am i scattered? Am I present? Am I in the future? Am I in the past?
- How am I feeling in the heart? Is there emotion? What’s present?
At the end of each practice, we scan our bodyminds again, notice the contrasts in how we feel, and then practice the fine art of “marinating in the goodness”. of the practice.
What does that mean?
Marinating in the Goodness
Marinating in the Goodness, is a simple 2 minute practice to help integrate shifts, clarities, openness, flexibility, peace of mind, presence, and love into our lives.
It allows us to fully witness, see and marinate in the feeling of love and gratitude.
When we do this after our practice, we get to feel into the power of how simple breathing, moving and feeling into the bodymind for 90 mins (or more, or less) can really help us shift our vibration and energy field and integrate transformation,
so that we can carry the goodness off the mat and into our everyday lives.
Marinating in the goodness is just one simple gratitude practice that we can all work with in this moment to grow the good and increase the flow of love and joy in our lives.
As we come to the peak and completion of yet another full moon cycle, I invite you into a few moments of scanning your bodymind, and “marinating in the goodness” of your life. Ask yourself:
How can I marinate in the goodness of my life? What is flowing in my life? What does feel good and spacious? What are three things that I can be grateful for in this moment?
Hit REPLY and let me know
Here are some fresh inspirations for your weekend ahead:
Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it’s a memory” . – Dr. Seuss
Video Poem by Rinpoche
Rest in natural great peace by Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche
Rest in natural great peace
This exhausted mind
Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thought
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.
Francie’s Tip: Do yourself a favour, and take 4 single-tasking minutes to be present with this prayer and poem.
Pure Flow Yoga Practice Podcast
(#8) 🙏 Gratitude Flow 💕 – 90 minute Flow
What are you grateful for? Purna = fullness. Life is full. The more we can appreciate how much we have in life the more we cultivate contentment, or Santosha. Join me in this practice today to cultivate the feeling of enough-ness: remembering that there is Enough love, enough money, enough time and space for every one.
Francie’s Tip: Even if you don’t do the whole practice, I promise, that even if you just start and do a few minutes practice, you’ll feel some benefits!
Fresh from our Award-Winning Blog
Our Body is our Brain: What is Somatic Yoga by Daphne Chua
What if Yoga isn’t about touching your toes or forcing your body into odd shapes or being able to look good in Lululemon gear, to get a glimpse into enlightenment?
What if it is actually a practice centred around cultivating awareness, using different toolkits, to better connect body and mind?
What if it can be fun, accessible, engaging? What if it can offer you insight into how you carry your beliefs through your body so you have more choices?
What if it helps you to understand more about your relationships with self and others so you have more confidence, clarity and empathy in your interactions?
Join Daphne and learn more about Somatic Yoga on Retreat @ Pure Flow Yoga from May 26 – June 28, 2019
The Divine – by Mel Dobra
Have a listen to a beautiful melodious mantra with the beautiful Mel Dobra who will be co-leading the Sacred Sounds – Awaken your Voice – Music & Yoga Retreat with me this July.
Home Practice Meditation App
I love this app and know that I have yet to discover it’s full potential…I use it most days to time and track my meditation practice. You can also do this with friends!
Insight Timer offer the largest free library of guided meditations on earth and the world’s most loved meditation Timer, for free.
Pure Flow Yoga News
Sacred Sound Retreat: Yoga + Awaken your Voice
with Francie & Mel Dobra | July 7-13, 2019
This unique retreat will help you align to a higher vibration, shift and transform any stagnant emotion or energy that isn’t serving you, and will help you to awaken to the true potential of your voice and expression.
10 MORE DAYS FOR EARLY BIRD!!!
- Francie’s Events in Bali
This Sunday @ Zest Cafe in Ubud, Bali, from 6-9PM, come join me, Francie Love & Friends for Cosmic Heartsongs & Mantras
- If you are interested in private retreats or trainings in Bali, Canada,USA or beyond in 2019/2020 please let me know…. I’d love to make global magic happen with You! 🙂
Hope you have a wonderful full moon and week ahead.
Thanks again for being a part of this beautiful growing Pure Flow Yoga Tribe,
We truly LOVE and APPRECIATE you! being here,
With Love, Gratitude & Blessings
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