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6 Months! Reflection, Connection & Tending the Fire

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New Beginnings!

I have been away from this blog for a while…   I have been a bit busy with a dream coming true and all… 🙂 A week before New Years Day 2015 the owner of one of the studios I was teaching Yoga asked me if I wanted to take the studio over.   She lives far away and the commute was just not feasible for her.   It was the universe saying here it is – you want your own studio???  Here it is…  but heres the thing … you must ACT fast.   No time to think about the practical, just think about the possibilities.   No time to think about the fact that I work full time as a Nurse.   Full Time.   So…of course… I said YES.  🙂 Leap and the net will appear!   I decided to trust that saying… So it is now 2 1/2 months and I am giving it all I have.  With total Gratitude for this opportunity despite exhaustion and questioning my sanity.    So many days spent thinking there was no way this dream would ever happen.  To open a yoga studio – you need money, you need time…and All the ways we limit the universe and ourselves. When something is meant to be there is always a way. When it seems there is NO way and NO How… A way WILL be made. I can’t doubt that anymore…I am living it.   Namaste – Kerry Life Balance Yoga & Wellness Thank you for your support!  🙂

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Internal Drishti

I have been thinking of my own internal drishti and where I am feeling attention drawn to during practice. Drishti – our focus – gaze point. Usually we think of drishti points with eyes open. We also have internal drishti as we close our eyes and attune to our third eye. We also practice internal drishti when we focus our attention to a certain body part or chakra center – we draw our attention to these areas. In my practice my eyes are closed in many poses and it allows me to connect much deeper.

Journal / Reflection questions : How does internal drishti affect your practice? Where is your attention drawn to in your practice? Does it need redirecting? For me there are practices where I am more present than others and my drishti has a lot to do with that.

Internal Drishti

With closed eyes…I practice.
My attention is drawn to my core, my chest, my center.
Looking inward

I am guided to my inner strength.

With closed eyes…I practice.
I long to get to a quieter space.
Looking inward

I slow the pace of thoughts and actions. I find my breath.

With closed eyes…I practice.
I find a world beyond my physical eyes.
Looking inward

I meet a genuine presence. My True Self.

Namaste – Kerry

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Meeting Myself Where I Am…

Through my tired eyes
I see the journey is much longer…

Why don’t I use the map?
Is there a quicker way?

Why don’t I ask for help?
Is there an easier way?

Why don’t I want to go down that road?
What do I gain from staying on this road?

Why do I resist what I know to be true?

Isn’t that the harder way??

Meeting myself where I am
I can find the “middle way” and

I can walk on.

Thoughts on :
Third Chakra
Satya – second Yama
Resistance & Acceptance

Namaste – Kerry

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Prana – Rest in the Breath

A Reflection / Affirmation on the Koshas, prana and trusting inner wisdom.

Now that you know…
Let go of judging the physical
Rest in the Breath.
Let go of judging emotions and thoughts…
Rest in the breath.
Let go of resistance to inner wisdom
Rest in the breath.
Now that you know
Let go…Love
Rest in the breath.

Namaste – Kerry

5 Koshas – 5 subtle energy bodies
Annamaya -Physical
Pranamaya – energy – breath – prana
Manomaya – emotions – thoughts
Vijnamaya – wisdom – higher level thinking
Anandamaya – bliss, love, all encompassing understanding & oneness

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Morning Pages – Day 4

Day 4 already…

Loving getting back into the regular journaling, but loving the freedom to not think about my journaling , but just entering into that “stream of consciousness” through Morning Pages.

I know I am always planning or questioning and I am definitely seeing this in the morning pages. The thing is getting the planning and questioning on paper is getting it out and moving me on to deeper more actionable planning and questioning. Lots of fluff in there too 🙂

A theme coming up today is about an idea for a writing project and combining yoga with it … I keep saying if it sounds good to me – there must be other people who would be interested 🙂

My morning pages today are also reminding me that just because something seems like an obvious path… it doesn’t mean its the right path.

I will share this from my notes today “Clear the path to create what is sourced to you. From the source. Gifted to you, yet created and birthed by you.”

Wow. That little gem of insight was worth writing for 3 pages 🙂 Looking forward to Day 5.

Thank you for all the encouragement to continue sharing this week of Morning Pages.

Namaste – Kerry

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Vinyasa

Finding my strength,
Breath and balance.
Moving with power and purpose.
Connecting.
Creating.
Sustaining.
Allowing what is…
Transforming what is…
One breath at a time.

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Meditation for Surgery Recovery

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Living Ahimsa

Ahimsa.
I am aware…Truly.
Yet…awareness doesn’t seem like enough.
I look away and deny the truth
Justify my reasons…
I often feel guilty.
I crave the lightness of living ahimsa.
Until that time
Awareness awaits action.
For now…I know
living ahimsa
includes
living without guilt.
The practice goes on…

**Ahimsa – first Yama
Non – Violence

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Tune Into Your Strengths – What’s In Your Backpack??

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