Inspiration

Daily reminder

“The more you depend upon conditions outside yourself for happiness, the less happiness you will experience.”

~Paramahansa Yogananda

Share

Daily reminder

“The house is a metaphor to explain that there is a vibration in each moment, each moment is like a house, and a house is like a moment. In each moment that we live there is an opportunity to change ourselves in some way. We shatter what we were in the past, so that in the new moment we can remake ourselves. In a day’s time, we go through many different moments, many different opportunities to remake ourselves and therefore evolve.”

~Joseph Rael, from Being and Vibration

Share

Time change… time for change

Happy Sunday, yoga lovers! Isn’t today a wonderful day to practice opening your heart? Learn more about the anahata chakra here. Namaste!

Share

Daily reminder

“Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.”

~Judy Garland

Share

Read this… slowly

The universe has an amazing way of providing me with every lesson I need. But often, the noise of my own wheels turning keeps me from paying attention. Thank goodness that the cosmic professor is not one to throw her hands up easily. (You’re her favorite student, by the way. You. Are.)

In the Summer of 2010, I was on a hot streak with my reading list. I had been praying for guidance and I was led to three books that changed my life [Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi, Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth, and Stephen Mitchell’s translation of the Bhagavad Gita]. I was tremendously inspired. I saw creation though new eyes (or perhaps a single eye), yet I hadn’t given myself a chance to sit with what I was learning and absorb it.

So, she sat back and looked at my effort and said, “I’m very proud of you. You’ve been working very hard. You’re doing well on your homework and tests, but I still get the feeling that you’re not fully getting it. Try this.”

I skinned my knee nearly to the bone, and I couldn’t bend it. I had almost zero range of motion in my right shoulder. All the things I do in a day that I take for granted suddenly required great attention- if I could do them at all. Talk about humbling… I couldn’t walk. I could only shuffle and limp. I’m right-handed. I had to do everything one-handed with my left hand. Still, I stayed committed to meditating and practicing (the most gentle) yoga every day. In fact, almost everything but that had stopped.

In the stillness, I could hear the message loud and clear, “Slow down! You don’t have to rush. Everything you need is right here, right now.” I had to bring my full attention to the present moment… and it was awesome. It required such presence and inspired such gratitude and humility that every action became a ceremony. I had read that this moment is not just a bridge to some point in the future. Finally, I understood the power of that on every level of my being.

To learn the lessons I needed to learn about healing, I had to have it broken down like that. I had to experience that time of healing my physical body so that that energy could begin to ripple into other areas. As I’m focusing on Ahimsa now, I’m reminded that growth does not require ‘go, go, go.’ Sometimes it requires just the opposite.

Share

Daily reminder

“My beloved child, break your heart no longer.
Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart,
You stop feeding on the love which is the wellspring of your vitality.
The time has come. Your time. To live. To celebrate,
and to see the goodness that you are.
Do not fight the dark. Just turn on the light.
Let go, and breathe into the goodness that you are.”

~Swami Kripalvananda

Share

Daily reminder

“Practice enjoying the present moment, rather than using it up consumed with guilt over the past or worrying about the future.”

~Dr. Wayne Dyer

Share

Shakti dancing (with cartoon penguins)

One of the most cathartic aspects of my yoga is Shakti dancing. You know that expression, “dance like no one is watching?” Well, Shakti is watching… and she can’t wait for you to let go and let her do the doing. Can. Not. Wait.

Let go! Let Shakti move you. For serious, y’all…

Pop quiz: who remembers what makes the humans human? Choice! Sooo… why not choose to liberate your dancing feet? Currently, Maxim and I are breaking it down with this penguin- who has clearly been bitten by the Shakti bug.

Get up, right now, and join us!

Share

Daily reminder

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

~Marianne Williamson

Share

So, how do you feel about banjos…

We’re pretty much going steady now, so…

There is something about the banjo that sounds so joyful to me. Something about it just screams ‘YES!’- perhaps my WV roots are showing…Shakti willing. Our solar plexus chakra (manipura) is the center of our power, our will, and our joy. When we shut this down and go on auto-pilot, we opt out of so many of the best parts of being a human being.

Check out Mean Mary doing her thing. Feelings?

Share
Page 31 of 32« First...1020...2829303132

Upcoming Events

Sep
21
Thu
9:30 am Baby & Me Yoga @ Babies in Bloom
Baby & Me Yoga @ Babies in Bloom
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
This class combines a gentle, postnatal appropriate yoga flow with yoga for baby and postures mama and baby do together. Appropriate for 6 weeks to crawling.
11:00 am Toddler Yoga @ Babies in Bloom
Toddler Yoga @ Babies in Bloom
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Crawling to 4.
4:00 pm Yoga @ Vera Via
Yoga @ Vera Via
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
VeraVia is an all-inclusive, luxury health and wellness retreat, located within the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA. Please visit VeraViaFit.com to learn more.
Sep
22
Fri
9:00 am Prenatal Yoga @ Cap Wellness Center
Prenatal Yoga @ Cap Wellness Center
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Prenatal Yoga appropriate for all trimesters.

Latest Instagram posts

Latest tweets

Subscribe for updates

Email Format