This has been an unprecedented week for the nation, the world, humanity.
As we took our first steps online to a live streamed yoga class this week, what was very apparent, as we negotiate this turning point in history and as people retreat further inwards, was the need of contact and to connect.
Honouring the spring equinox, the earth continues it’s journey towards summer. We celebrate the ending of winter but also the beginning of waking up from a deep slumber which is how I feel as humans, we are being shaken to our core, to awake. This spring more than ever, go outside, wake up to the stuff we’re not paying attention to.
Every breath in class this week we acknowledged gratitude and set our seeds of intention for the coming spring.
We have a deeper need more than ever to take time to align, ground and become centred.
Breath deep, stay healthy, stay happy, love deeply. Karen
Two years a go I turned up at a gym I was teaching two yoga classes at and was asked if I was able to teach for free and bring paying “Facebook Friends”, as this was what another local teacher had offered. Merry Christmas I thought and said goodbye. The truth is I never really enjoyed teaching these two classes as much as others. The space was huge and cold and classes big and fairly impersonal.
I worked on other things for a couple of months, still teaching yoga at other venues but then had a dream one night waking with the word Dhama on my mind. I really wanted to teach the type of yoga I enjoyed.
I started to put together a 4 week beginners course and soon I had the 10 spaces filled. I am so grateful to still be teaching these people nearly 2 years on. Thank you.
The point is, the universe does this thing where it aligns you with people, things and situations and sometimes you just have to trust and let go of the things that no longer serve you whether you have a choice in that or not.
Raise your vibration and trust and surrender to what instinctively feels good. The more you raise yourself up and improve yourself the more you’ll attract what you want in life.
I am full of gratitude daily to all that are in my life; family, friends, yoga teachers and students. Namaste
Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations, or whirlings, of the mind.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras I.2
When we show up on our mats each week a little part of us remains connected to the bigger picture. We pause, we move and breath in union and if we’re lucky the mind stills for a moment.
And then when we step off our mats we take that little bit of peace and stillness we’ve created into our day, our week and our lives. Our inner light shines a little brighter and will radiate out to all we touch.
Yoga reveals itself to you. You can’t make it happen. All you can do is to let go, surrender to what is and it will open to you because it was always there. This is the ‘atman’, your true self, your soul, your breath, who you really are.
We then maybe start to live more consciously….more awake….