Posts Tagged With: Yoga

Renewable Force…

Breathing in…

A renewable force.

Energy and Existence…United

Daily…minute by minute.

Breath by breath.

I AM renewed.

I AM living.

I AM Breathed.

The force behind that which renews.. .

Is also Me.

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6 Months! Reflection, Connection & Tending the Fire

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BEginning and BEcoming

Candles glowing

Incense rising…

Practice Beginning

I AM BEginning.

What is BEcoming of me?   Of all of this?

Answers don’t come.

They have to be lived…

For now…I will simply

Just BE.

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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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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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What does OM mean??

Brief Introduction to the meaning of OM. A-U-M. What is it? Brief breakdown of the symbol. OM is the sound for all that can’t be put into words – I wish I said that in the video 🙂 Whatever your personal source of higher power is – is OM .

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What is Hatha Yoga?

I was asked this question last week… What is Hatha Yoga?    Hatha Yoga is the Yoga of asana – the physical postures.   The whole body, mind and spirit is connected together through the practice.   Yoga means to “yoke”  “unite” to “connect” and Hatha is a pathway to connection.   A Hatha Yoga class will include pranyama (breath practice) and meditation along with the physical postures.    Generally we begin with centering, then warm up starting on the floor, then working to standing postures, then working the way back down to the floor for more postures and finally working the way to Savasana – a meditative relaxation to integrate the practice.

All of the different styles of Yoga find a home base in Hatha Yoga and were later modified into different styles, but the roots and basics are Hatha.    This style of Yoga usually has longer holds and will be slower pace than a vinyasa or flow class.    Hatha Yoga connects and energizes all layers (koshas) of body, mind and spirit.   From the teachings of Yoga we learn that the physical postures were designed to make it easy for Yogis to sit and meditate for long periods.   Physical postures prepared the body, allowed tension to release which allowed the mind to settle.   Ahhh… yes…try to tame our  “Monkey Mind”  🙂    On a side note – I actually have come to appreciate my monkey mind now in meditation, because of the creativity and ideas that flow.

Through Hatha Yoga we build strength and flexibility in mind -body- spirit.   We may notice we become stronger and more flexible off the mat as well and deal with the stressors of life a little easier.   Practice…practice  🙂   The Sanskrit word “Ha-tha” breaks down to mean “Sun-Moon” – opposites.   Yoga brings union of the masculine, heat, Yang, “sun” energy and the feminine, cooling, Yin “moon” energy and we are brought into balance through our practice.    These energies balance each other out – everything is connected.

Hatha Yoga allows us to gather all of our energy (prana) together… united… and at the end of a Yoga class that feeling of wholeness is undeniable.

Namaste – Kerry

Asanas are not just physical exercises: they have biochemical, psycho-physiological and psycho-spiritual effects. The cells of the body have their own intelligence and memory. Through practice of different asanas blood circulation is improved, the hormone system is balanced, the nervous system is stimulated, and toxins are eliminated, so that the cells, sinews and nerves are kept at their peak level. Physical, mental, and spiritual health and harmony are attained. – BKS Iyengar

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Discover your Vision – A Manifestation Retreat

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