These last days my dotter has been asking: “Mommy is Summer coming soon”?..I answer: aaah first it should come Spring… (and then i realize: not in the North!!! ;O..we have the so called: Vårvinter, translating Spring-Winter)..
In the previous post i wrote about the physical practice of yoga. The physical practice (specially yin yoga) is a good way to prepare your bodyto meditation.
Meditation is a “complex” path to Yoga, since there are so many forms of meditation: metta meditation, chanting mantras; chakras meditation, vipassana meditation, mindful meditation, visualization meditation, etc … ).
I don’t recommend new beginners to meditate on their own. You can begin with simple and short guided meditations or on training your awareness any time of the day (can be while executing any activity being present, particularly with as little distractions as possible).
Later on, if we search for more than the eyes can see, the ears can hear, the tongue can taste, the nose can smell, the body can feel, the right “teacher” (with Gods bliss) will come.
We all have a inner spiritual guide or Guru (in Sanskrit), that we can pray for guidance when we need. Sometimes because we are so stressed out with our lives and pay too much attention to what others say or think, we ignore our own golden knowledge we have inside of us waiting to bloom…
The most important is to take time to Listen to this inner voice, to your own Guru: by for example spending more time in nature, in silence.. In this way you will sharpen your intuition and make everything clearer, be able to discern between “soul/heart voice” and “mind/ego voice”, and go with your natural flow… We have so much more inside of us than we realize..
The true purpose of meditation is to be in contact with our true self, our soul, to not forget who we really are.. not to attract material wishes as tempting it may be, don’t fall for that destructive trap of the ego that will lead you anywhere..
As a path to Yoga , it’s the final goal to find peace within and find Unity with others. The Unity/Oneness we call God.
Practicing Yoga and Meditation is the best tool to live present in God, to gradually let go while we live, so that when it’s time to leave our bodies (we all have to do it some time…), we may do it in Peace, without attachments, without fear..
You are…your own Guru…higher Self…the lighthouse of your soul…you have God within you not above…The secret is to follow His steps to your true Home…and trust He will lead you there in your own time and way..
In loving memory, dear mother. May your soul have found freedom and Peace.🙏💖
I have been practicing Yoga for some years now and it has been a endless learning process, as learning to walk on water..
Throughout my journey i have been learning to see Yoga as further more than yoga positions or “asanas” in Sanskrit. It is not a religion as unfortunately some people still think nowadays.. This philosophy from ancient India, a way of living life, is not aswel the commercialization or business that it is seen more and more growing everywhere.
Yoga means Union, where in the centre remains humbleness, kindness, love and acceptance for who we really are.
The physical practice of Yoga keeps the body activated, healthy, in balance and stills the mind..It is important that everyone find their own yoga practice, since we have different needs. The thing here is to pay attention and listen to the signs of the body and respect it’s limits. For example there are days i am so tired that i prefer to not push my body with active yoga positions (hatha yoga) and choose yin yoga practice instead..
Coordinating the breath with your yoga asana/position so that it comes naturally, without effort (specially in active yoga), can take more time to achieve, sometimes even years... practicing yoga without breathing properly is as dancing to the wrong music.…So it is a long process to get there and it is necessary a lot of patience.
I don’t recommend new beginners to try it at home by themselves. It is better to search for a good teacher to learn first. Make sure to follow your guts so that you choose the right one for you.
Whatever yoga practice we do or share in our lives, we should always respect and be kind to the body because the body is our temporary temple. We should also become more aware of what we feed our bodies with..
Outside of the mat it’s not less important to live according to the same philosophy: Be humble, kind, give without expectations and accept others as they are..
Don’t hesitate to be yourself, practice the Yoga you love, teach the Yoga you love..Live your life in God’s grace and flow…
Throughout my journey i have been learning to be more conscious and to accept myself as i really am, letting go the filters, as God made me.. In turn it is a natural process to accept everyone as they are, because no one is better or worse, higher or lower, right or wrong…
There is no right or wrong when we act from the heart and when we have God in our hearts.
So celebrate with thankfullness when you Listen to your heart..
Live your own truth..whatever it may be..It’s the dance of your life. 🙂