GROUPON FEATURING TOTAL BODY YOGA!
NOVEMBER 12, 2010. So great to have our Groupon friends CHOOSE US for the deal today and tomorrow! Tell your friends $30 for 11 classes, 70% OFF regular price. Or if you have been away from the practice then take advantage of this deal and come back.
I know the the world has been full of financial CONTRACTION. Well this is our way of putting energy into the world of ABUNDANCE! We want everyone to practice yoga, we want this in our way to contribute to the world's greater happiness. Love to all! Silvia
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ENTHUSIASM IN THE WINTER: STOKE YOUR INNER FIRE
JANUARY 24, 2010: Gosh during the Winter it gets just a tiny bit more challenging to maintain the internal fire of enthusiasm. Ok to be honest it’s more than just a little hard. It is just out right challenging. I’m cold and surrounded by snow what is physically easiest is to CONTRACT. This is the exact reason why during this time of year here in the Midwest we must try harder to remain enthusiastic and light up our lives from the inside. By this I don’t mean reflect on how great summer was or day dream nonstop about Spring for those things take us out of the present. The only time we can be really happy is now. Heed the advice of the Alchemist, “Because I don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man.”
Happiness is a direct experience of enthusiasm. It is what we show on the outside to the world about how we feel inside.
This speaks directly to a favorite quote from the Alchemist, “There was a language in the world that everyone understood. It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired. We are riding the wave when what we think and what we do are done from love with great enthusiasm and vigor. This happens when we are living in “the present.”
So there is a way here to use the challenge of Winter to help ourselves feel more alive! It is in this way that the emotional challenges of life are an opportunity to feel more human. “Even sadness opens a hidden doorway into being more alive! Just as anger can be a doorway into strength, even sorrow can trigger humility, and other profound spiritual emotions.”
This is why I so strongly encourage us to gently attempt these postures. I know you might say to yourself I can't do them but I’d rather have us face the discomfort of experiencing ourselves as beginners then get stuck or trapped in endless repetition of what we already know whereby our enthusiasm for life diminishes. You see when we give up in the face of challenge, we cheat ourselves of the immense satisfaction that follows from building any skill into understanding. It is not how or when we accomplish something it is that sense during the process of enthusiasm in just trying our best. Today, don’t wait until Winter is over to radiate joy and become interested in your life. Do it now. Life is too short not to stay engaged with ourselves. Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia