Sometimes I get really deep into a beautiful mantra and I start crying, in the computer lab at school. Feeling fresh, free and beautiful.
'However beautifully we carry out an asana, however flexible our body may be, if we do not achieve the integration of body, breath, and mind we can hardly claim that what we are doing is yoga.
What is yoga after all? It is something that we experience within our being. Yoga is not an external experience. In yoga we try in every action to be as attentive as possible to everything we do.
Yoga is different from dance or theatre. In yoga we are not creating something for others to look at. As we perform the various asansa we observe what we are doing and how we are doing it.
We do it only for ourselves. We are both observer and what is observed at the same time. If we do not pay attention to ourselves in our practice, then we cannot call it yoga.’
Ever since I have declared that I will go to India in the next few years for yoga teacher training, my third eye appeared. Literally. I had a giant zit bulging out of my face right between my eyes. Anyways, it’s smaller but still red and I have a job interview at my yoga studio today. Please let them take this as a sign of enlightenment. Here’s to hoping it doesn’t distract them too much. Send me happy thoughts loves :)
Well, My wife got a promotion at work and thus we have decided not to move across the country as of yet. We are currently re-buying all of the things we had sold. Our bed will be delivered tomorrow. When we have things paid off later on I am going to go to Yoga Teacher Training! I really want to go to the one with Yoga Alliance in India. In the meantime I am continuing my practice, and keeping myself disciplined. I applied for a job working the boutique at my Yoga Studio. There is an opening for August. I am hoping I get that, but will trust whatever results I see from it.
Yesterday I went to Yoga at my studio for the first time in a month since we had been saving to move. It felt so good to be back. I have three weeks of tutoring left and them I am done with college and will be ready and eager to learn more and more about life. I plan on breathing more, and more purely, making more smoothies, (when I re-buy my blender) and growing in my practice each day.
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
"May all beings be happy and free and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my life contribute to that freedom and happiness for all."
Stung by a bee on the bridge today. Poor thing got stuck in my long, magical hair. Hurt like a bitch but it’s alright. Just a little sore/swollen now.
The good news is, Cullen got a sweet bow tie while we were on the north bank, and we returned “The Giver” to one of the Little Free Libraries in town - a different one than where we found it yesterday, just to keep it moving. :)
There are free libraries?! I am so excited! Sorry about the bee sting!!