Do you know what you Desire?

“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”
#PauloCoelho #Alchemist
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Ego Eradicator has been one of the most transformative exercises I practice from #Kundalini. It reminds me to meet my ego over and over. It serves me to see that I am the one doing the action but I am co-creating as a vehicle of the action as well as not getting attached to the outcome.
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“You have the right to action,” says the Bhagavad Gita, “but not to the results of action.”
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#EgoEradicator Posture Description:
This posture can be done in either easy pose or sitting on the heels.
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Straighten the spine, pull in the chin and apply neck lock.
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Lift the arms up in the air with a 60 degree angle between them, keeping the elbows completely straight.
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Curl the fingers of both hands with the fingertips touching the pads at the tops of the of the palm, stretch the thumbs upward, pulling the thumb up and back – a yogic thumbs up sign. Point the thumbs inward and at a slight angle so that you could draw an arc above the head from thumb to thumb.

Photo credits @iamgreglove Greg Love anydev.com

Change Your Habits Tap into Your Potential

We all form habits as we go through life. Yoga teaches us that even our good habits keep us from growing spiritually. This is because habits are by definition an attachment to a pattern of behavior, or a form of dependence. So a key principle of yoga is to break our both our mental and physical attachments. This includes not just our attachments to material objects (like needing chocolate to be happy), but also attachments to only seeing things in one way or repeating the same thoughts over and over expecting a different result, which by the way is the textbook definition of insanity. Yoga gives us a chance to examine our behavioral patterns and realize that our habits, even the good ones, keep us stuck. Only then can we begin to break those attachments to allow true spiritual transformation to begin.

Alex Levin puts it like this, “habits allow us to not think about what we’re doing . . . giving us the illusion of ease. When we are under the illusion of ease, not thinking about what we’re doing. Breathing the same old way, moving the same old way, thinking the same old way we check out of the present, out of happiness itself.”

This constant alchemical experimentation allows you to find your best Yoga. The yoga that teaches it is possible to change the old paradigm and instead choose happiness in a new way every day.

You change your habits and all of sudden you see yourself, your potential, your life in a whole new way. And the changes we experience in how we think go with us way beyond class. The ripples are deep, extraordinary and long-lasting.

This is what lies at the heart of the best Yoga teachers. They want to help facilitate this #AlchemyofYoga, the changes that YOU want in your life. And I am convinced we can make amazing transformations a three week 200 hour teacher training with the right facilitation and support.

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

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Yoga School Training Course Syllabus

Through the Alchemy of Yoga expressed in Yoga Sutra 2.1, we see and feel the interconnectedness of all people, creatures, nature, and energies. This natural alchemy serves as a guide as you embark upon the path of self-study. This syllabus outlines the program dedicated lovingly to your self-development and greatest Happiness!

I. FOUNDATION: Introduction
Initiation into Truth, The Four Agreements, How to Live an Inspired Life, Alchemy as a Map of Transformation, How and Why Alchemy of Yoga Works

II. EARTH: Manifestation – Rooting into Self
Freedom from Fear/Shadow Work, Ethical Guidelines, Greatness & Living Honorably, The Hero/Heroine’s Path, Power of Manifestation, Living Your Yoga

III. WATER: Tapping into Your Potential
Body Love, Spiritual Happiness, Svadhaya of Possibility, Intention & Dharma, Vision Boards & Dream Journaling, The Five Koshas

IV. FIRE: Discovering Your Optimal Performance
Recapitulation, Intrinsic & Extrinsic Movement, Bandhas, Somatics, The Neuroscience of Yoga, Developing a Personal Practice, Sun Salutations, Dancing Warriors, Moon Salutations, Mandala Namaskars, General Principles of Poses (Purpose, Stages & Benefits), How to Teach a Pose Safely to All Levels of Students, Stress Response + Relaxation 101, Restorative Poses, Yoga Therapeutics, Anatomy – Muscles + Bones

V. AIR: Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness
Yoga History + Lineages, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Yamas & Niyamas, Alchemy of Balance + Happiness, Breathing (Pranayama), Meditation (Dhyana), Ayurveda, Dinacharya, Doshas + Guidelines for Balancing the Doshas, Nourishing the Physical Body + Ayurvedic Diet, Food Plans to Balance the Doshas

VI. ETHER: Transformation into Living and Teaching Yoga
The Psychologically Healthy Teacher, Teaching as Art, Skill, & Service, Staying Inspired as a Teacher, Teacher Mission Statement, Teaching to the Heart of the Student, Creating a Safe & Sacred Space, Assessment of Class Energy, Mood, Style, The Essence of Great Teaching, Teacher & Student Relationship, Honoring the Sacred Seat of the Teacher, Ethical Relationships & Boundaries, Alchemy of Communication, Learning Sanskrit, Languaging, Class Theme Preparation, How to Theme in a Psychologically Healthy Way, How to Guide Students to Their Own Experience, The Art of Sequencing Vinyasa Flow, Wave Theory & Choreography, Energetic Anatomy, The Psychology of Yoga + The Chakra System ,The Business of Yoga & Sustainability

Alchemy of Yoga Syllabus Overview
Alchemical Experience Levels of Transformation Spiritual Focus Direction Chakra Element
Foundational Alchemy Rooting into Yourself and Manifestation Foundation East Chakra 1 Earth
Emotional Alchemy Tapping into Your Potential and Living in Possibility Creation West Chakra 2 Water
Physical Alchemy Tapas, Discovering Your Optimal Performance Ignition South Chakra 3 Fire
Mental Alchemy Svadhaya, Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness Edification North Chakra 4 Air
Spiritual Alchemy Ishvara Pranidhana, Transformation into the Infinite Liberation Omnidirectional Chakras 5, 6, 7 Ether