YOGA ECONOMICS FREE STUFF WEALTH AND HAPPINESS
Namaste Beautiful Friends,
In class recently I was sharing the story of what things were like at TBY when we first opened: without apology I begged my neighbors and friends to be in class for free so it would look like we had clients but really we didn't have any money coming in for many months; I was working two full-time jobs both a ridiculous number of hours each week; almost every waking moment was poured into fanning the flame of the studio to keep it alive another day, week, let alone month or year. Well that was 6 years ago. To say I often thought about giving up would be an understatement.
I know that many of you are impacted directly by the financial contraction in the world. I get that. Your team of TBY teachers understands that personally too well. We've had a number of teachers whose partners have lost their jobs, some have faced hardship in losing their home, having to sell their home but not being able to, underselling their home and more. We yoga teachers are just like you.
Mary was sharing a Sufi teaching in a beautiful class this Monday that spoke to my heart: "we don't look in the light because its easy; we must also look in the darkness to find the answer." You guys when we contract in our relationship to money every part of our life suffers. So think about this: "It is interesting that happiness is a state of inner wealth, and the word WEALTH originally meant happiness (although we have to go back to 1250 for that definition). Your money should be a source of bliss, not stress. A good rule of thumb is: if your money is stressing you out, it's diverting the flow of ALL other goods things to you as well. Money can't buy happiness, but happiness attracts money. Find ways to become happier first, and you'll dissolve some of your strongest financial blocks. Begin to develop a strong state of inner okayness and worth inside of yourself, even if you've still got bills to pay. When you do this, you will open the door for a better financial situation." - Sadie Nardini, Road Trip Guide To The Soul (friend and yoga teacher)
This is simple Yoga Economics. Feel great first and financial abundance will reveal itself. If you stay feeling like crap you block the good flow. How do you feel better? Practice yoga! Get on the mat to find that always present sense of calm, quiet inner joy. Let our teachers inspire you back to your best self and your true nature which is to be happy as a human being. We want to help. How? well 6 months ago I started offering FREE unlimited yoga for anyone you know that has lost their full-time job and said if you are struggling financially please contact me so we can work with you.
If you stop doing the yoga that reminds you to be happy the life energy draining worry about money will only get stronger. "Happiness attracts money." Take time to enjoy some of our FREE events: October 23rd 7:30pm FREE Sun Salutation Workshop with Silvia; November 13th 7:30pm FREE Yoga and Journaling Workshop with Silvia; FREE Acupuncture Happy Hours with Carrie Wilhelm (many dates to choose from); and of course, always First class for new students is FREE which we've given away now over $120,000 of classes to the community and want to do more. If you know of someone that could benefit from rediscovering reasons to be happy tell them to stop by. We will take great care of them. In our lifetime how cool would it be if Wealth again meant Happiness? And more importantly how great would it be if we were all wealthy in happiness and love?! Wishing you more love, Silvia
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Shared on October 14, 2009
WILL HAPPINESS MAKE YOU RICH?
May 28, 2009:
Dear Friends in the Flow,
Have you ever thought about it? I have.
Will practicing Yoga make you rich?
And if yoga as is written in ancient texts shows us how “Living from your authentic truth releases your vital energy in the world so you are the fertile expression of yourSelf - not an illusion - which has no real energy to grow.”
Well then will HAPPINESS MAKE YOU RICH?
Think about it if you are happier then you are more creative and productive at work, at home, in life. And the feedback loop works pretty well here, there is a causal relationship between how happy we are at home with how we perform in our work place. And if something is out of sync we get in our own way. Spiritual practice teaches us that Life is always evolving in the direction of happiness if we can learn how to stop sabotaging ourselves. Yoga provides us that opportunity to REBOOT. We get on the mat to cleanse the mind so we can see more clearly and be the most fertile expression of ourselves in the world. Through this practice energy slumps or stuckness or stagnation is cleared and the flow of more creative loving energy expands. When we are our happiest our energy flows and abundance in the form of currency, love, and peace increase.
So tonight surround yourself with positive vibration, meet other friends in the flow and as John de Kadt from his CD “This Rhythm is Not Mine” sings “Feet fingers tapping toes...move your bones where the rhythm goes...dance your dreams...discover what your body knows" Join me this evening at 7:30pm Level 1, let’s all Get Rich in Love and Life! Yours with blessings, Silvia