Yoga is not just about poses yoga is a system that creates healing for the mind body and spirit , it is whole in it self to move us ,open us ,and to heal us. It is 24 - 7 path on and off the mat. I chose Hatha Yoga for this purpose ,it is deep in breath work, deep in mindfulness as one cultivates flexibility. When I think of flexibility I think of the body , but yesterday I found that it is also flexibility of the mind as well. This was my first big AH Ha off the mat , my Attachment to wanting someone to see things my way to get what I wanted , instead of getting what I wanted and letting the other person see things their way,I created a block. I wrestled with this for days in my mind, I became irritable inside myself feelings of unjust came flooding to my mind because I could not get this person to see things my way, I wanted him to bend the rules in favor of me, to make an acceptation to the rule because I deserved my dream to come true, and he was holding it back, he was my road block, and now all I could see where my long held dreams slipping through my fingers . A few days pass and my mind is still in lock down about my dream manifesting the way I saw it , I walked to the mail box and reached in to get the mail ,and found my yoga magazine had arrived, a happy distraction to get my mind off this issue and feelings that my fate rested in someone else hands . I am looking through the magazine and in bold red letters I read the following statement " Your asana practice offers an opportunity to become better at recognizing where,when, and how you are getting caught in reactivity and to observe your ATTACHMENT to results."Some how this started to unravel my mind ,I could see how hard I was being. All I needed to do is be like the willow tree in this process of building my dream, to bend and be flexible in ways the delivery of my dream comes to fruition.
I kept asking my guides and angel to make this process easy and fun, I wanted it to be served on a silver platter ,I just wanted it to be really easy , I was making it hard ,through my narrow vision , by holding my idea so tight that I was suffocating my own dream. I had to let go of how ,and let it come easily let the others do their work that I have requested ,I had to open up to life being easy for me, I had to open up to new ways of seeing that my request have been answered and my dream of owning an on site Yoga /art studio is clearly manifesting with grace and ease. It is us that stand in our own way of having the life we dreamed of ,it is us that need to let go ,and to cultivate openness and see that the universe really dose have our back . We just have to be open to it , no matter how it comes to us . Hatha yoga has changed me ,it changed my mind , it has allowed me to open up to receiving in new ways, with using the breath work and mantras, to move from difficult to easy , that is the power of yoga, it moves you into receptivity ,openness and joy cultivating a positive mind, body connection .