I have been working with yoga on a daily basis for about a year now, I do miss a day here and there, but they are very far and few between. What I have experienced is something I never thought I would get from yoga, and it is so surreal still that I feel like I am dreaming. Yogi always talks about how you feel more at peace, and yes I felt that when I did yoga here and there, way back in the day when I would do little bits where and there along the way, but it never lasted, so I did not put much stock into. Now fast forward about 18 years and doing yoga daily has really changed me a lot.
I decided on hatha yoga, and quickly fell in love with kundilini yoga, so these are my two loves of yoga. What has happened in one year of daily yoga, turned the 25 plus years of healing work I had been immersed in and tossed it out the window, my progress in one year has been on the fast track, it has cleared so much trauma within me, I a clear connection to the great spirit, god, what ever you want to call it is now tangible for me, not in a thought, but a true feeling of being surrounded by its loving presence running through my whole body and mind. My thoughts are no longer about the future, and I have little remorse about my past. I strive to be in the present moment so I can feel the love of the great divine running through my blood and living with in me and around me. I would have to say when I decide to really work more with the kundilini yoga is when things got really good really fast. So now my practice is first and for most about 45 minutes kundilini yoga ,then about 45 minutes of hatha yoga.
I love me now, all of me, not just parts of me, when dark thoughts arise ,I run into that pain and pick it up as it where a small child and love on it till the pain fades into light. That is what a daily practice dose, you see the truth, you see it all, you see yourself whole. There is no unlovable part , and all parts deserve that love, it needs it to survive. With out love life is a struggle, we hide our pain from our self, and we try and hide it from others.
Yoga has been the most important tool of self healing in my life, it not only revels he mind maps that takes us down the dark allies of pain, it creates new better ones, all along the way, the more you do yoga the better the maps become, and thoughts turn from self loathing to self loving . I love yoga ,I love Creator, and I love me. The most beautiful thing about yoga is that it works from the very first practice, the only ask is that you do your best that day, and each day lightness comes in so many ways, love befriends you and encourages you the do your best, and always, always love your whole self right where you are. Yoga is a gift from the agent ones, giving us a map to love,peace and health.
Yoga Nidra is a technique used for deep relaxation .The word yoga means conscious connection to Self. Nidra means sleep. Yoga Nidra, is a yoga meditation technique that allows you to relax, recharge, rejuvenate and awaken higher consciousness.
Harness the power of Yoga Nidra for relaxation and healing
While Yoga Nidra is often used to help people relax, recover from stress, and heal from illness, it has many additional benefits that can enhance your health and strengthen your life purpose.
Yoga Nidra is a powerful meditation technique where the mind remains conscious during the normally “unconscious” state associated with deep sleep. Practiced in the lying position, it is one of the most popular yoga meditation techniques, because it induces a profoundly deep state of rest. It is effortless, enjoyable, soothing and recuperative. As it is practiced today, Yoga Nidra is a technique that carries awareness deep into you, layer by layer. This process is called introversion, or pratyahara in Sanskrit. The pratyahara of Yoga Nidra induces deep relaxation.
Yoga Nidra takes your awareness deep into parts of you that tension often prevents you from accessing. As you systematically relax each part of your physical body and move your awareness to your subtle layers, emotions, and deeper mind, you will relax and rejuvenate your whole self. By taping into your subconscious which is the deeper part of you, to gain access to innate knowledge and wisdom that can positively transform your life. Within you lie strengths, abilities and energies that you can use for healing and improving your life in many ways.
Yoga Nidra is the easiest and most effective way to create a bridge between conscious awareness and your subconscious mind. It is a tool for mining the strengths and talents that usually lie hidden within you, buried under old patterns.
The three stages of Yoga Nidra
The complete Yoga Nidra experience occurs in sequential stages:
Stage 1. Rest, recuperate and rejuvenate
Stage 2. Manage old patterns, undigested negative memories, emotions, and desires
Stage 3. Awaken to the experience of your deeper self and your life purpose.
In stages one and two of Yoga Nidra you experience relaxation, restored vitality and psycho-emotional purification. Old, outmoded patterns of feeling and thinking are released from the body-mind through the process of cultivating deep relaxation and a sense of inner control.
Once negative feelings and old conditioning have been released, your intuitive and creative abilities are progressively revealed through easy and enjoyable self development You begin to feel and intuit who you are and understand what your deeper self really wants. You are freed from feeling trapped in the superficial desires of your lower, sensory-based thinking mind and begin to access your higher, knowing mind.
Many people try to sleep with their mind still switched on. Over-thinking is a symptom of stress and worry. Unchecked, it can become an unconscious habit that undermines your health and happiness. Learning how to turn off excessive thinking and worry is the key to getting deep restful sleep – and practicing Yoga Nidra is one of the easiest ways to eliminate worry, rumination and tension.
Yoga Nidra is a practice that enables you to experience deep rest, so that you can recharge and rejuvenate yourself. By removing long standing tensions, you will also improve your capacity to sleep deeply and peacefully. Although it does not replace normal sleep, 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is the equivalent of 3 to 4 hours of unconscious sleep.
Removing deep-seated tensions
Tensions block awareness and energy. Yoga Nidra releases blocked energy that is trapped within the body-mind – often frozen by anxiety and worry. Releasing energy during relaxation rebalances and harmonizes the body and the deeper mind, promoting healing and positive growth. Removing tensions also allows you to penetrate your awareness into the unconscious areas of yourself. You become aware of and can connect to your inner abilities and potential, which expands your inherent sense of self.
Yoga Nidra therapy
Yoga Nidra is a yoga meditation technique that can be used in therapy to help people recuperate from exhaustion and illness. It can be applied as both a primary therapeutic tool and as an adjunctive treatment for many acute and chronic physical and psychological disease conditions.
I love working with the angelic realm, fairies and all. I ask them everyday to help me with my day, I say things like "Help me have a happy day," or I want to know what it feels like to be loved unconditionally." That is a big one, and I am still working on that one. LOL , so I always wanted my very own space to do the things I love, and to share that with other people, to help them discover their own true self, or authentic self, and I also love creating things ,big and small ,I love to explore my world through art, ceramics is my latest love, I love to draw, and paint, I love planting flowers, I love sounds of nature,my singing bowls, mantras to me are heaven, I love to move my body, so yoga is one of my loves.
I am a spiritual person, I follow my intuitive side,I look within to find the truth of each matter,and I do that with love and kindness. I work on me, and it keeps me quite busy, in a good way. I have learned to love all of me, the scared me,the lonely me, the hurt me, the mad me, you get the picture, What I get from all that is that deep connection we all seek, that depth of love that is beyond our mental capacity, it is pure energy,prana,god,spirit, and it can be felt within the whole body.
Now I am in this new space,within and with my business, a rebranding (Re birthing) and letting go of the old format, implementing a new vibration into my business,and creating purely from spirit, and feeling raw in all the REALNESS, but loving it at the same time, I feel freer than ever before,and I love that.The feeling of fear arise again and again, each time they do, I look with in and love the why, and step aside and let my soul lead the way. Then I asked them the silliest question, feeling that now that the studio is done, now what? So I ask my guides and angels "Now what?" This answer threw me into days of shear panic, my heart beat quickens every time I felt their words, they said to me "Make a Village, Create a village." I felt expanded and terrified at the same time, The introverted side of me wants to hide on her bed under the covers, the soul side of me jumps for joy and yells ,"YEAH, lets do this." "How do I do this?" they said "crate from your heart, and call your village home." So my studio has a name, it is "Shambala" It means "Peace and Tranquility" It house my artistic side and my love of yoga and sound. I have created a personal rhythm, that flows for me . Shambala is unique, it leads with the soul. It is a place where you can safely explore your inner world,and cultivate a deeper relationship with your soul self. It is a place of light and joy, Stepping into Joy is so rewarding, it brings new awareness and opportunity to grow rich in spirit .
I have been working on myself for years, and I love this work of freeing myself to find more joy ,peace,and love. I found a series of webinars that have me really digging deeper then ever before, letting go of old patterns that where in the unconscious, moving from head space to heart space. I am finding that I am still playing small, playing the I don't deserve game, being small in my relationships, pick up morsels of love, and being okay with lack.
I woke up this morning and realized how small I was being in the area of love, because my heart burst open into a new vibration where I feel more self love then ever, and I realized that I was giving myself the morsel, I wasn't GIFTING myself Big open love, I was okay with not having.
LOVE is a beautiful thing, LOVE is our way home, and LOVE is the gateway to paradise , to feel whole,and happy. Allowing myself to explore this new love for myself that comes from within ,one that brings new opportunity to live full out only comes from the heart space.
Allowing our self to move into the heart is a big step, it is a leap of faith into a new beginning with out a net ,just wings to fly, to soar into the newness of who we truly are and it attracts all things that the heart wants, it manifest the most beautiful things for us, IT shows up, and all we have to do is take it, be in the moment and soar with it.
I LOVE THAT.
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 .
I have been embarking on my spiritual path for over 30 years ,and I still feel like a newbie just stepping onto my path. I am so in love with the depth of awakening, when one path ends another one opens. The learning of the new ideas and ways to heal, to open to spirit are endless. We seek to feel complete, to feel at ease in our own skin, to feel that connection of oneness , it is a path that beacons you to move blocks with in as you seek to find new depth with in your soul. The beauty of this work is that we are in-control as to what we are WILLING to let go of and to change our pathology, and mind set.
Open up to yourself, allow the beauty of the universal spirit sink deep into your heart center .
Be Brave enough to move into higher vibration. As you move to higher vibrations it is like the eagle that soars to the sun ,and flies above the storms, it has move to clam waters, touching the sky and floating on the river of peace, it feels only love, and moves from the heart center.
In the recent energy wave of Fear, sorrow, anger and rage, I was swept away in these collective energies, I felt them all ,I was all of these emotions, for two days as our world was turned upside down by one soul that lashed out at the world.Before I knew what had happened I woke up feeling all of these things ,I could not shake them .These collective energies brought about my own personal issues of needing life to be a certain way, trying to meet my dead lines on my remodel ,trying to keep up with clients and tiring to keep up the house and ,do yoga ,and go to work all came to be to much as the shift of the collective consciousness shifted on the tragic day when one man shifted the energy to anger ,rage,sorrow, and fear. I ,in these moments I was that mans emotional pain body vibrating out into the world .
We are all one ,we feel each other all the time, but we make it our own issues. We feel each other in good and bad ,happy and sad. The stronger energy will rule the environment, for a time, it is that energy that has the most reserves that gets center stage , so with all the devastation of natural disasters that we have been faced with lately ,and as we try and rally around each other , this one man with so much pain created a wave that touched all our pain bodies.
Last night it rained ,and it came down in sheets, mother earth clearing the air cleaning our pain body so we can rise once again and move forward to help each other. It was very clear to me that to see such hurt within one soul that he was so lost in his own pain body that he expelled it out into the world. He was in so much pain and so lost in the dark that he inflicted his hurt on to others. His poor inner child , I can only feel what it was like for a brief time of the torment that he inflicted on himself , feeling like he had no one to turn to so lost and alone . Now all I feel is compassion and unconditional love toward his lost inner child. His soul so desperate to escape the pain he also took his own life.
My heart has been opened because of him, to bring more love to the world in small and compassionate ways . Feeling today that I have something positive to share with my world with these words to help rebuild our collective energy in to a strong vibration of love .
Love is the only way ,with eyes wide open and compassion as our guide , I want to pass love on to all those that have been touched in any way by loss, and sadness.
At times I feel inspired to share some spot of wisdom that comes through ,or insight to some crappy feelings that I am struggling with. What I want you to know is this. I am a real person with real struggles ,I have ups and downs just like you . I love me but I have days I hate what I feel inside .The pain of PTSD is real and I have a lot of that, I also have a lot of tools to coop and manage my lows. I love having my connection to spirit which I talk to everyday . There is a lot of me that is imperfect ,but I love me anyway. I know all of this helps me ,help you. We walk this place called earth together ,and from what I can see the more we love ourselves and others ,the easier life can be. Sometimes I like to be public and other times I like to tuck myself away from the world . I don't put my self in a box much, I like to be free and easy .You see my life was very hard ,and at times I feel I am still in it so be kind . I have issues that I have learned to love and live with such as Dyslexia, and Lots OF PTSD ,I still find them rising up and had no idea that it still ruled me. Grammar ,not my thing ,so if you don't like the way I write please do not read :) or in the very least , Do not Correct me. I am not here to bring you a perfect image of a spiritual person, I am here to help those that seek me out. I have a lot of gifts and talents ,and I am good at what I do. I am not bragging here ,I just know that what I do and what I have done helps others,has made a difference. I help when called to help, animals ,people, and plants. I have been called here to share my gifts of healing with the earth, and I consider you a part of this earth. It all feels magical to me ,and I see magic in you .
Things will seem random and chaotic, but I love being me .The older I grow in age the better I feel .You might get words of wisdom here ,or just some rambling .I don't know for sure .