I DO NOT LOVE YOGA ~ A Poem

I do not 'Love' yoga the way I Love a friend or a painting or a pet 
Yoga is how I choose to heal and learn and grow and surrender and let go
I respect yoga, it's tradition and philosophy
I honor yoga on my mat daily, when I want to or not
I study and practice asana, pranayama, meditation, yamas and niyamas (ethical offerings) and the sutras
I humble myself to yoga
I kneel in gratitude.

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Yoga Tune UP Balls - only half the battle

BULLETIN

yogatuneup

I just put in an order for 65 of these Self-Massage balls... i sold 35 of them last year (at cost) and each person who bought them has shared positive reviews.

Personally, I use my therapy balls 2x/ day (in the morning and evening) to release accumulated tension and stress from the day and overnight. They make all the difference at the end of the day to be honest.

While these balls are incredible, I believe they are only half the battle in the case against pure, optimal range of movement.

In addition to releasing the tension, those of us with pain or tension need to re-learn how to be in and use our bodies in ways that do not accumulate tension in the first place.

Using the yoga balls are like paying off your credit card; one needs to stop using the credit card as well to truly get out of debt.

in Yoga Therapy we move slowly, with breath and relearn how to move in a way that does not build up the tension. We use yoga postures to change patterns in the body, and meditation to change patterns in the mind.

Together (therapy balls + rehabilitative movement + mindfulness meditation), yoga therapy and ball rolling is a Healing Tonic that quickly becomes a favourite part of the your daily routine.

"The Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls measure at about 2 1/2" in diameter each and are made of a special rubber that grips at your skin, grabs at multiple layers of muscles, and rubs out adhesions and tension, providing a deep tissue massage. Includes mesh drawstring snug-grip tote."

check out the videos to see how incredible they are:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

 


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"Avidya" the greatest source of human suffering and how to work with it to live an contentedly and appreciatively

michaelstoneteaching.com

michaelstoneteaching.com

Thank you Michael, so well put. I'd like to share some thoughts that came up for me after reading this.


The Yoga Sutra speaks to the five primary causes of suffering, #avidya is perhaps the most impactful of the five. It means wrong understanding, or not seeing clearly. It's a foggyness that comes in through the sense perceptions/ sense organs (seeing, hearing, touching; eyes, ears, hands) and is then filtered by the biased, subjective mind.

If one practices (mindfulness/meditation), one may sit quietly long enough and regularly enough to begin to clearly see these mentations (witness consciousness) and thanks to neuro-plasticity, science is now backing what yogis and eastern contemplative practices have known for centuries: that thought patterns are malleable and with heightened self-awareness we may both effort-fully and organically shift things to a healthier, less victimized/personalized mental/emotional place.

It is my humble opinion that the most stable and grounded manifestation of happiness is in fact appreciative contentment.

This is the theory, and now the practical: find gratitude every day, sit quietly or take long walks on your own- make friends with yourself, Love yourself kindly, have self-compassion and live Life to the fullest. Embrace your introverted side, look outside and make eye contact.  Empower your sense of choice and breathe deeply as often as possible.

#yoga #yogasutra #yogaphilosophy #patanjali #meditation #mindfulness #selfawareness #gratitude #joy #calm #peace #shanti #OM #grateful #psychology #themind #neuroplasticity #melancholy #enpowerment #choice #Love "

 

The Cost of Getting Lean...

The Cost of Getting Lean chart truly illustrates the effect doing the work to maintain this bodytype has on your lifestyle .. it helped me me prioritize my quality of life vs. a conditioned desire to have some highly unattainable "perfect" figure. I recommend this to anyone who wants to lead a healthy, active lifestyle while prioritizing quality time with family, friends, partaking in activities which nourish the soul, and having a healthy relationship with food.

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