What Does It Mean to be Devoted?

_DSC1966Every year on our Bali Yoga Retreat we bring our tribe to an epic Kecak performance which depicts the Ramayana, an epic Sanskrit poem (and the most well-known portrayal of Hanuman.) It is the telling of the story of Rama including his friendship with Hanuman his devoted friend, protector, and warrior.

His devotion to his best friend Rama is unmatched.

For your self-reflection: Journaling prompts

What does it mean to you be devoted?

Does devotion have to be spiritual?

What does it truly mean to be devoted, in a spiritual sense?

I looked up synonyms for devotion and it says dedication, care, commitment, and enthusiasm. Did those themes come across for you?

What in your life is worth your devotion (dedication, commitment)?

What do you really care about so much that you will stick with it.

What is the relationship between devotion and love?

What in your life is worth giving yourself to completely?

Where has your devotion been unappreciated?

Where have you received total devotion from another?

The Alchemy of Devotion is a form of potent energy. There is something so infinitely valuable about what we give our hearts to. Today in your life, are you ready to step into the current of grace with both feet? If your heart says this is the right situation then move beyond what is holding you back. Devote yourself completely for a day, a week, a year, and a lifetime. Make this your most important sadhana.

In your practice on the mat tomorrow try making every pose an act of devotion. Notice the difference in tonality and echo of what returns to you.

Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia

PS – Hanumanasana, the splits is named for Hanuman.
The story goes that Hanuman is the son of Anjana and Vayu (wind god). He has various powers one of which is to make himself BIG (mahima).

Join me March 27-April 3, 2016 Bali Yoga Retreat

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